Finally finished the Suzanne Collins trilogy and each book got more violent. I couldn't put down The Hunger Games, but I really had to force myself through the last two books. These are not for the faint of heart. Gabriel and I reread "The Blue Moose" by Daniel Pinkwater. Pinkwater is a delightful writer and who can resist a moose (with table waiting skills) who brings culture and happiness to a small town. Hope Santa brought you some new reads. Let me know about the good ones!