Hey everyone! In case you haven't noticed the frenzy that's been building about the most anticipated movie of March 2012, The Hunger Games movie came out today, and my dad and I watched it this morning. It's actually not as gory and dark as I was expecting (the director did try to keep from showing the bad parts while still getting the moral across, which I appreciated), but it was too rushed. The book was MUCH better. It was alright though (I'd give it a 7/10), just nothing very special, and my dad got motion sickness. However, it was pretty close to the book, and the point it was making was clearly there, so that was good.
If you want to check out The Hunger Games books, which are more graphic but have much better character development and a clearer story line, check out the Action or Sci-fi page and scroll down to Ages 13+.
For a movie review from Focus On the Family which I thought was pretty accurate in summing up the movie, go to Plugged In.
Simon Bloom: The Gravity Keeper is now in the Sci-fi section. Scroll down to 10+. It's good for a light-hearted, wild ride, with a mixture of wizard, superhero, and science found in its pages.
Thanks Cara! :)
Complete lists of books in the larger groups are now available for the fiction and Christian sections. The fiction books index can be found by clicking the "Fiction" tab. The Christian index tab is found under "Christian." We also took the liberty of sort of "rating" the books. All the books are great, of course, but our personal favorites are noted in the indexes, so go check them out! :)
Oh yeah, and a new Gallagher Girl book (Book 5: Out of Sight, Out of Time) came out about a week ago. I haven't read it yet, but I will soon. They're good books to read if you like action, some romance, and spy-girl antics and humor. You can find the series in both Drama/Romance and Spy.
Amy, Faith, and Nathan Kim
Through this blog, we can keep people updated on new great books to read as they come out or as we read them. :)