A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Multiple community forums encourage wide-ranging expression. Fans are encouraged to address fine points of the plot. Controversial topics like peer pressure, voyeurism, and forced choice spur lively debate. Heavy-handed ads provide some questionable messages, but aren't the centerpiece of the site.
Mostly tame, but message threads can get personal because of sensitive book and movie themes, and fans' varying ages.
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Products & Purchases
Product tie-ins, sweepstakes, and giveaways abound. Practically every click brings a new solicitation. Kids who can tune out this "noise" can drill down to the good stuff.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY FANSITE is an unofficial website for superfans of the book series and movie about a twisted reality show where only one teen can survive. Precocious kids can take advantage of the site's community tools. They can weigh-in on forums, write fan fiction, or fill out short polls. User-generated content is mostly tame, but be forewarned that visitors may encounter iffy language. Site creators claim no responsibility for what's posted and provide only an email address for reporting problem behavior. Expect spin-off products and pesky ads to pepper the site. Also note that the site encourages users to join an internal social network, so kids who participate are likely to interact with people of different ages.
Is It Any Good?
Tweens active on The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite -- especially girls -- are abuzz with excitement surrounding the book series and movie, and the community on this site appears tight. Users can discuss topics ranging from the book's adaptation to thoughts on key characters. Authors can also submit sequel stories that put their own twist on existing material. As the "fansite" label suggests, users are the best part of the site. Unfortunately, a bombardment of promotions distracts from meaningful content. Links from fan art lead users down a rabbit hole of giveaways. Commercials for nail polish and character trading cards litter the "fun stuff" category. To boot, several pages load slowly or not at all.
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