Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

After my mom, my husband and my 11 year old daughter read this book - I finally got my turn! It was fantastic. Exciting, interesting and a quick read. Keep in mind this is meant for a young adult audience. (And I think it is being made into a movie!) Here is a summery I found on a Hunger Games website:

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

And the cool thing is that it is part of a trilogy! The second book is already out and the third book is due out this fall.


Maren said...

I have read the first two books in the series. I enjoyed them both for what they were, a fun quick entertaining read. I am excited for the third one to come out to see how she wraps up the story!

Jennifer said...

That sounds really cool. I want to read that. :)

Chazzie said...

i read the 2nd one before the 1st, inadvertantly. i was thoroughly intrigued by both. i look forward to the 3rd one.

Mindi said...

I loved both of them. They are fun teen reads.

Anna said...

I will confess, the whole idea that they are killing each other off really got to me. It made it hard to get through, for me. So I skimmed, but overall I think I got the story and look forward to skim reading the second.