Catching Fire: The Hunger Games, Book 2

Book review by Edward T. Sullivan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 42 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 279 reviews

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age 11+


The sequel to The Hunger Games is definitely more violent than predecessor, but it's not bad There's no swearing - maybe the occasional uses of damn, hell, etc. Kissing is the most inappropriate content, nothing more. I think at one point Katniss and Peeta sleep together, but it's really just sleep and honestly nothing more. If your kids can handle violence - LET THEM READ IT

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Very good book for teenagers

Has a TON of violence, but that's really the only thing about it that makes it inappropriate for younger kids. There isn't any swearing or sex, however there is some drinking and one of the main characters attempts to get drunk. Only let your kids read it if they're above 13 or very mature younger children

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

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