Some kids don't have to skip school to see Katniss Everdeen fight for her life — their schools are letting them miss class AND even buying the tickets!
Apparently now The Hunger Games is part of high school curriculum. (And we had to read Turning of the Screw!)
Thousands of schools assigned the first book in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy as mandatory reading for English class. Now that the movie has come out, it's only natural that students should be allowed to miss class to see it, right??
UGH! How come our schools were never that cool?!
It's not we're the only jealous. 15-year-old David Schwartz, who got to see the flick on a school outing, bragged:
"All of my friends who don't go to my school are all really jealous."
And, if you think the kiddies aren't learning much from this "educational" field trip, English teacher Brigid Barry has a message for you:
"Sometimes you get a kid in the program who has never read a full book, so to see them excited to read this one, to accomplish that, is really something."
Obvi, these teachers just wanted to see The Hunger Games for free. JK!
[Image via WENN.]