Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mockingjay pins and avid young readers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Talk about the last compliment you received.

A couple of nights ago, I took my kids to "science night" at the elementary school. All of the science stations were run by high school and college students.  One of the young women running a station said she loved my pin on my jacket.  Here's the pin:


 Those of you in the geek know will know why my pin is so cool.  It's the pin from The Hunger Games series that Katniss wears. My hubby bought me the pin for my birthday.  Her compliment was like a secret geek fist-bump! 

My 8-year-old daughter has noticed the geek-pop phenomenon around The Hunger Games.  After she finished the entire Harry Potter series, she figured she should move onto The Hunger Games... right?  When I told her she wasn't old enough -- that the content was too mature for her -- she was quite mystified.  How could it be OK for her to read the much long Harry Potter books, but she can't read Hunger Games? I've decided 6th grade sounds about right for reading Hunger Games (she's in 3rd right now).  We'll see if I can hold out that long.  The latest Scholastic catalog she received from school had the Hunger Games series in it (with a maturity warning).

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