Well, I can now say that I’ve read the entire “Hunger Games” trilogy. This week I read Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Of the three Catching Fire is my favourite. I just found Mockingjay to run from problem to angst to battle to wound from battle to angst to sorrow to angst without any real let-up. The thing I appreciated about these books is how clean they are – no swearing or smutty scenes. I was a little surprised to hear that they were written with a twelve-year-old audience in mind because I wouldn’t let my twelve-year-old read them.
I enjoy reading the same books my teenagers do because it makes for some interesting discussions. My daughter did a good job comparing the worlds of Divergent and The Hunger Games. You should read her post.
15-year-old daughter – Catching Fire
14-year-old son – Mockingjay
12-year-old son – Escape from the Island of Aquarius by Frank Peretti – Christian science fiction for young teens.
10 year-old daughter – The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer. This is part of a series of books about the sister of the famous detective – Sherlock Holmes.
8-year-old daughter – On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
6-year-old son – Spot by Eric Hill
3-year-old son – Duncan’s Way by Ian Wallace. This was a bit over his head, but the story is great. The fishing has run out in a Newfoundland village. Duncan’s father is out of work and depressed. Duncan comes up with a clever solution to get his dad back to work.
What books have you discussed at your house this week?