Yes I'm guilty! I weakened and actually read the series, Hunger Games, that everyone is talking about. I had seen the books at the book store for several months but knew nothing about them except they were written for tweens. My daughter-in-law started reading the books and told me I ought to read them. I still wasn't very interested but since she already had the books I decided to try them.
The plot is horrific. Kids killing kids. It doesn't matter that it is good versus evil, it's still kids killing kids while involved in a game. What was the author thinking? What was I thinking? I should have stopped reading after the first book, but I had to find out how it all ends. I was disappointed, to say the least.
Now there is a movie out about the first book in the series. It's getting mixed reviews from different movie goers. I can tell you right now that no matter the reviews I will not be tempted to see it myself. It just isn't my cup of tea. Maybe it's my age or maybe, it's just common sense.
One thing I do know, the author is laughing all the way to the bank.