What is the huge deal about these books? I had kind of heard about them before, but ever since the movie came out on Friday, everyone has been going nuts about them! Even my own husband went to the midnight premiere of the movie.
But I graciously declined the midnight invitation - A) Because it's supposed to get down to 41 degrees tonight, and I've been adjusting to the warm weather way to quickly to handle that, and B) I just feel kind of morally opposed to the concepts in the books.
So as far as I know, the Hunger Games are set up so that the general public can watch two kids kill each other for entertainment. At first this of course sounded like an interpretation of those gladiator fights back in the days of Rome, but with children. I was shocked! Of course I'm totally naïve because I've never actually read any of the books, but I was still a little freaked out that something so violent was considered to be young adult/juvenile literature. Are they having kids read this stuff in school?
What do you think? Are the Hunger Games books too violent for someone like me who cried while watching Dark Knight? Or am I overreacting to these kids books?