I have worked on many book reports about The Hunger Games with students over the last few years. Many of them have encouraged me to read the series.

“Yes, maybe I will,” I always answer politely, thinking to myself: “I am too old to read young adult fiction!”

Well, I went to see the film a couple of weeks ago. I came home and immediately downloaded the first book to my Kindle. Two weeks later I had blown through all three books, and I would be lying if I said they didn’t keep me enthralled from start to finish. Thank you, students, for the recommendation! However, I do have one complaint.  I humbly offer an open letter to the author.

Dear Ms. Collins:

Thank you for writing The Hunger Games trilogy. Not only have you created a series that captures the imagination of children and adults alike, and reminded us all of the joy in reading, but you have also forced us to ask important questions about the society we live in, where we are, and where we might be going. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t bring up one small issue.

Must you write with so many sentence fragments? How will I ever get my students to stop writing sentence fragments if their favorite authors use them constantly? In your next book, would you please try to include a subject and a verb in every sentence? Thank you so much.

Your fan,

Ms. Scribbles

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