This book and kids

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Re: This book and kids

Post by Calidroz » 16 Apr 2018, 13:16

Irishmom wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 05:44
When my son was in the fourth grade, his multi-age class was given The Hunger Games to read. Parents of children in the class under 12 were asked to sign permission for the children to read it. I decided to let him read it, but I read it with him, chapter by chapter, and we discussed it, mostly for me to make sure he was handling it ok. It was a great experience, and we ultimately read all three books in the series and went to see the movie together. I would be comfortable with my kids reading Final Notice, as I have read it already and can speak to it's themes.
I love that you did that. It really is the best way to read something that has a more mature topic. I hope to do this with my kids when they get a little older! Because really, who knows what they'll be reading one day! We have a small window of opportunity to be involved in the discussion now.

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by nobunkum » 16 Apr 2018, 17:02

I would find a better book for a child to read that was more balanced. This book is meant to be a social commentary but it is very limited in the scope of discussion regarding the topic. I would want my child to read something (on any issue) that did a better job of explaining why the issue is as complex and it is.

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Post by Irishmom » 17 Apr 2018, 16:20

nobunkum wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 17:02
I would find a better book for a child to read that was more balanced. This book is meant to be a social commentary but it is very limited in the scope of discussion regarding the topic. I would want my child to read something (on any issue) that did a better job of explaining why the issue is as complex and it is.
I see your point. This author's opinion was mostly one-sided. I think I would, after he read it, discuss it and pose the opposing view so he could see it from other perspectives.
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Post by crediblereading2 » 17 Apr 2018, 22:37

Children today are so mature. I think the mechanics of this book can be explained to them. They really need to know the positives and the negatives of having a gun.

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Post by Shrabastee » 21 Apr 2018, 22:50

I would not suggest the book to young children, but I think teenagers can and should handle it. This book is a thought-provoking one which might help them develop their own ideals and views regarding the critical issues described in the book.

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Post by Mildred Tabitha » 21 Apr 2018, 23:25

I strongly won't recommend this book for kids. Kids especially young boys love action and using guns especially toys is much exciting to them. They can still read the book if they want to but I don't want any of them to see using guns as a good thing.

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Post by Kibetious » 23 Apr 2018, 09:14

It may not b good for them but nowadays the exposure to some things come through several doors of which the television and movies are greta contributors to this.
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Post by strawberrysab » 23 Apr 2018, 15:41

I don't think this book is suitable for young children, regardless of their maturity, but teenagers should definitely read it, especially nowadays, with guns being sadly a common issue.
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Post by love_b00ks » 23 Apr 2018, 20:57

I would have to read it first before I could say anything about it but I am having second thoughts about doing so with it talking about guns. My husband and I have contrasting views about this topic and I am extremely against it. I don't think there is a way I could be convinced otherwise.

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Post by kwahu » 24 Apr 2018, 09:07

I think it won't hurt if the kids get to know about issues to do with guns. With supervision, they should grow knowing the positive and the negative sides about guns. It would be devastating if they find out about guns at age 18 when they have limited contact with parents.

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Post by AmySmiles » 24 Apr 2018, 12:47

I don't believe this book would be appropriate for young children but 14 or 15 and up should be fine with it. It is good for teenagers to read and sort out their own beliefs. Giving them books with various topics and then giving them the chance to discuss it is a good idea in my opinion.
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Post by kwame1977 » 25 Apr 2018, 19:26

It wouldn't be appropriate for children to read this book. Let's feed children with what is meant for them.

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Post by stalliongirlke » 26 Apr 2018, 04:30

The book sounds too mature for kids. I dont think it would be suitable for them

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Post by Erick Bixen » 27 Apr 2018, 09:36

zilizopita1998 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 10:51
This book may just be appropriate for kids, especially boys, because they do love things to do with guns e.g Action movies
This sounds true. Children who like action movies will like it.

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Post by Erick Bixen » 27 Apr 2018, 10:34

zilizopita1998 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 10:52
To girls, it may not please them since most girls do not love to identify with guns.
I equally agree with this.

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