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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.