Miss 12 got The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins out of the school library. She then read Catching Fire and Mockingjay in quick succession. We went out on Tuesday and she bought her own copies of the first two (she had a £10 voucher, which didn’t stretch to the third). She then spent the next 24 hours pestering me to read them.
So, yesterday evening and this morning I have read The Hunger Games. It really is very good. I always measure a book on how much I just want to continue reading it whilst neglecting what I should be doing, and this ticks the Excellent box. I am determined not to start Catching Fire yet because I have an exam tomorrow, and I would hate to be late for it because I had to finish the book!
Now Miss 12 wants to see the film. It doesn’t seem to bother her, but it does bother me, that it might be a bit gory. I have no idea. In the good old days I’d have watched a trailer and been able to figure out whether or not it would be fine for my kids. Now they’re getting a bit older, and knowing that if we get the DVD and Miss 12 watches it, Miss 10 will too, I’m not sure.
Has anyone seen it? How violent and gruesome is it? I know it’s rated 12A, but you can get away with quite a lot within that rating. Would you let a ten year old watch it? Goodness, what first world problems and dilemmas I face! Having just come back from Panem, I’m very aware of that!