I walked into our family room last week and caught my son thirty pages into my copy of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games. My first reaction was... whoa, that's not appropriate reading material for and almost-11 yr old. But I didn't snatch it away, figuring that he'd get lost and lose interest before any of the heavy stuff happens.
Guess he's more like his mother than I thought, and five days later he's asking me for the next book in the series, Catching Fire.
I think I'm supposed to have The Talk with him regarding some of the heavier issues in the book (no, there's no sex, but there are kids killing kids, encouraged by the adult populous), but
A) I'm not sure he really understood the moral implications and by bringing them up I might be stirring something that hasn't occured to him, and
B) I have no idea how to approach/handle this!
Also - I haven't read Catching Fire or Mockinjay yet. If he's already read the first book, is there any harm in giving him the others?