Team Bella or Team Katniss? It’s Not Even Close

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The Hunger Games series -- about a girl taken from home to participate in annual games which will result in almost certain death -- have been called the “new Twilight.” Both of these movie franchises come from best selling books aimed at teenagers, both have female lead characters, both have love triangles, and both have parents wrangling with suitability for their kids. However, I said no to Twilight and yes to Hunger Games for my kids, and here’s why. First, our culture needs more … [Read more...]