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Well, I gave in to my daughter’s subtle begging and read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It was a pretty good read. One thing that struck me was that there is no swearing. My daughter and I have been discussing/picking it apart. That is one thing I enjoy about reading the same books my daughter does. I love the give-and-take discussions. If you like dystopian literature this is a good one. It’s a little more gritty than Divergent but not more that I could handle.
15-year-old daughter – The Hunger Games ☺ She was disturbed by the “muttations” and the casualness with which killing was treated. She has written an analysis of the first book which I have to say is worth the read.
“…there are still several thought-provoking parallels between our modern culture and that of the Capitol. Our obsession with make-up, clothes, and hairstyles. The constant need to be entertained. And, most of all, the killing. How often do we watch murder mystery TV shows and think nothing of it?…”
14-year-old son – Stop Motion Explosion by Nate Eckerson. This is the book he practically has memorized and is using it learn how to make animated Legos movies.
12-year-old son – George Mueller: Father to the Fatherless by Rebecca Davis. I had a book about George Mueller that I must have read a dozen times when I was his age. What a wonderful man of faith.
10-year-old son – Harriet Spies Again by Louise Fitzhugh
8-year-old daughter – Tom Sawyer (abridged) by Mark Twain
6-year-old son – This is the Dog by Sheryl McFarlane. This dog just can’t stay out of trouble. Simple sentences with beautiful illustrations.
3-year-old son – Curious George Takes the Train by H.A. Rey
So what have you read this week? Did it make you think?