Episode 8 – Maze Runner Maze Runner is the first book in a young adult sci-fi serie, by James Dashner. It is based in a dystopian future where a group of teen-agers are placed in the middle of an experiment called the Maze. They are forced to survive on their wits and the strength of their relationships alone until the day Thomas arrives and and everything begins to change. Both parents and kids at Common Sense Media give the book a 12+ age. It has scenes of combat with strange creatures. Made up sci-fi bad language. (They have made up their own bad words) Get the book on Amazon and help pay for the show. Our next book will be the classic Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card See all of our other books in our bookstore…
Episode 7 Hatchet This month’s book is Hatchet written by Gary Paulsen and is also a Newbery winner . The book is about a boy named Brian who gets stuck in the wilderness with only a hatchet to survive. The book is well written and brings you inside the situation. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes outdoor books. Some scenes are a little intense. But overall is a great book. Our Scores Get Hatchet in whatever form you like from Amazon Our book for next month will be Maze Runner by James Dashner because Alora has an interest in children being in dangerous situations.
Episode 6 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Game is a middle grade novel set in a dystopian future where children called tributes are forced to take part in the Hunger Games where they battle to the death as a punishment for their various districts rebelling against the capital. These districts represent various areas of North America and their various industries which are intentionally starved by the Capital. Katniss, our main character, tries desperately to survive while holding on to her humanity. As parents we debated if the Hunger Games was appropriate for Alora based on both violence and romantic content. We decided to allow it but please do you own research as some of the content is graphic. Our Scores Visitor Rank If you haven’t read the Hunger Games yet, head over to amazon and buy it and join our conversation over at our Private FB group… Next Book Hatchet By Gary Paulsen selected by our Private FB Group. Go grab it and be ready for May! To see what is other books we have done, head over to our Bookstore. Website contains amazon affiliate links.
We just saw the Wrinkle in Time movie and wanted to do a bonus episode about it. We love to talk about the book vs the Movie in our home and we invite you to do the same. There were some great things about this movie and some things we have concerns about and didn’t like. Check out the show and see what we both thought.