Movie theaters across the U.S. were packed this past weekend as fans of the wildly anticipated movie "The Hunger Games" flooded screenings.
"The Hunger Games" trilogy is based on the bestselling young adult series by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy has sold 24 million copies in the U.S. and been published in at least 26 different languages.
The books are set in a post-apocalyptic North America, where 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen becomes the film's heroine when she saves her sister from a deadly government-mandated ritual.
That throws Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, into a vicious fight-to-the-death competition with other teens on national television.
"The Hunger Games" is set to have one of the top-earning opening weekends ever.
"I think, certainly, parents seem to be concerned about this. You do have to ask yourself as a parent, is this a movie you want to take a young child to? And I think most parents would probably say, there -- there is a PG-13 rating, so that's out there for you already," - Jen Doll, The Atlantic.
1. What is a trilogy?
2. Besides the "Hunger Games" trilogy, name two other series in the young adult category that have become very popular.
3. What do you know about this particular trilogy? Have you read the books and/or seen the film?
1. Why do you think the "Hunger Games" trilogy is doing well with young readers?
2. How do you feel about the vicious fight-to-the-death competition?
3. Did your parent(s) have a problem with you watching this film? Discuss.
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