Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Hunger Games
Synopsis from B&N:
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
Okay, folks, this one goes on my top ten favorites of all time. If you like dystopic fiction, then you'll like this book. Although the main character is a girl, it is not written solely for a female audience (which is tough to do, because most books that are written where the main character is a female tend to turn off male readers). Just a warning: No light, happy, skippy themes here. This book is dark and a little violent. But man, can Suzanne Collins tell a story. I'm excited for the third book in the trilogy coming out soon.