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For some school kids around the country, the odds have been in their favor as they've scored the ultimate field trip—an outing to "The Hunger Games." Field trips to see the blockbuster movie have dovetailed with the introduction of the books into school curricula, despite concerns from some parents that the material might not be appropriate for children.

"All of my friends who don't go to...

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