Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Hunger Games vs. Little House on the Prairie

My good friend's 9 year old daughter really wants to read the Hunger Games. But my friend won't let her read it until she herself reads it because apparently it's disturbing. This presents a quandry for my friend because she really doesn't like some of the basic premises of the book, for example that it takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States that's been chopped up and recycled into smaller nation-state entities. So I was like, what's the big deal. When we were young we read the Little House on the Prairie books and those are post-apocalyptic too. If you're Native American. Which I'm not but still.  

2 comments:

Veronica Fish said...

I had to read those too! LHP I mean, and there were some crazy stuff in there - like when Laura starts doing meth in the sod house because she has dad issues.

Wasn't that Little House?

Alison Undercover said...

HAHA!!! Yes that WAS little (crack) house on the prairie w the meth lab sod house. What a twisted tale!