Okay, first off. I clicked the "update" button on blogger and I hate it! I wish I could undo it.
But what I really want to talk about is the "Hunger Games." I have read all three books. I loved them. Almost as much as "Harry Potter." Not quite, but almost. I am waiting until my daughter gets home from college next week because we want to see the movie together. I know that the plot of the books is maybe a little hard for some people to grasp. "Why would you want to read a book or see a movie where children are killing each other?" That kind of thing. And I can't believe how much people are talking about it on the radio. It's crazy. I don't remember "Lord of the Rings" evoking this much conversation and this much shock. People who have never read the "Hunger Games" books are now opining about the story and debating it's fitness for children, its relevance, etc. It's PG13 - parents - - do what parents are supposed to do and use your judgment. And does everything have to be socially relevant? Was "King Kong" socially relevant? How about "Jaws?" Can fiction just be fiction sometimes and not have to be anything more? Yes, you can find lessons in the Hunger Games, you can find social issues to ruminate over. But for those of us who just want to celebrate the heroism of Katniss, let us enjoy our moment.