Renee - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son will be 10 in August, he is going into 5th grade and is a smart and pretty mature kid. An advanced reading group in his elementary school was reading the Hunger Games and he missed joining the group and really wants to read the books. I bought them and read them myself not knowing what they were about, but knowing there was a movie out, so they must be pretty good right? They are good books, but I am concerned they are a bit much for a 10 year old. I explained the plot to my husband (when I was only a few chapters in) and he thought it sounded horrible for a kid to read and couldn't believe they were reading it at school. Any out there who has read the books have any input? My son loves reading about wars and military books and stuff along those lines. he's always been very much into war history and anything military, so there is a similarity in the types of books he reads now, but don't have quite the disturbing nature of teenagers forced to kill each other for a game, said like that it sounds horrible, but in the end you realize the main character is trying to figure out how to put an end to the "games" and not let the crazy people who invented them stay in control of everyone.