Do you look at “The Hunger Games” as a type of family-bonding experience? If you have several family members who love the books as much as you do, then probably.

The Christian Science Monitor has written about how the book has managed to entice readers from all ages groups and how the movie can be used as a way for families to come together and discuss the dystopia of Panem.

To read more about how “The Hunger Games” is helping families bond, go to The Christian Science Monitor.

“The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a girl who must defend herself in the barbaric Games that pit children against each other for sport:

“The Hunger Games” is about a girl who must defend her self in the barbaric Hunger Games, which take place in the Capitol of dystopic Panem:

“Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

2 thoughts on “The Christian Science Monitor: The Hunger Games Brings Families Together”
  1. Funny because me and my sister read all the books well I’m on the thired still but yeah if you read the sieries then you really start to love it and all you talk about is the books and its really incredible to see that

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