Hungry for HUNGER GAMES

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There’s no denying it . . . The Hunger Games Trilogy Revolution is alive and well in Room M126.  Every single copy available (from my library, to the entire SAS library system, to my colleagues’ libraries) has been checked out.  Kids are sneak reading in math, in social studies, even during our writing focus lessons (dang!).  And, the obsession has hit both my gal and guy readers, including some hold-outs who tried to avoid the hype.  Now they’ve become outsiders if they haven’t read (or aren’t currently reading) this trilogy.  Even Jane, who much prefers James Thurber, put aside her thick collection of Thurber’s short stories this afternoon when a copy of The Hunger Games became available.  Thank you Suzanne Collins for creating readers.  And thank you John Mason at Scholastic for dropping a copy of Mockingjay into the (air)mail.  It lasted a whole 10 seconds on my desk before Rohan spied it.  I expect he’ll be at least half way into the novel by morning.  Let’s just hope these kids get some sleep.  We have other work to do.  Yeah right.

Comments

  1. I bet your students are going to have a LOT to say about the ending to the series! I wish I had more YA readers around me so I could have a discussion with multiple people about it. What did you think, by the way? I’d love to read a message or blog post about your AND your student’s reactions to it.

  2. Hello Nancy! Just found your blog and spent half an hour catching up on your adventures. Sounds like a great start to a great adventure.

    We start on Tuesday. Another adventure of my own, but a bit closer to “home.”

    Hunger Games isn’t quite 4th grade material, which is the only reason I haven’t gotten to it yet. But I will.

    Here’s the Guys Read for the year:

    How to Eat Fried Worms
    The Book of Three
    Hatchet and Brian’s Winter
    We Are the Ship
    Hugo Cabret
    The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
    When You Reach Me

    Should be a great year! Glad to have found the blog!

    P.S. – If you have time, my class would love a postcard! I’ll send you an email.

  3. My students LOVED that book! They have a waiting list, so I may have to go buy more copies.

    I’m teaching The Hunger Games at the end of the year as a pair to The Giver in order to look at various ways government can control your life. I can’t wait!

    It is great to see how you’re doing. We miss you here in the Northwest!

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