Monday, April 27, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This book was recommend to me by a friend- Marnie- who read this book to her son and thought I would love it- she was right!
Imgaine America in the future- after a time when the citizens have tried to overthrow the government- and lost. America is now made up of 12 districts- each district can only survive on their own natural resources. In order to keep the citizens in their place, the government has created "The Hunger Games"- a realty show gone bad. Each year, each district must send a boy and girl between the ages of 12-18 to the Hunger Games. A fight to the death- where only 1 person can win and where the government can show their power over the people. Katniss- a young girl who is responsible for feeding her small family is selected from her district. Katniss knows she doesn't have the strength or smarts to win and feels it is only a matter of time before she dies in these games. What follows is an exciting adventure that we can only hope never appears on our TV. Coming in September is the sequel: Catching Fire and the film rights have just been purchased to make this book into a movie.

1 comment:

  1. okay. i am very looking forward to reading this book. i've just finished "uglies" and i am so excited that a generation or two can read books that look right in the eye of this world and see it twisted ever-so-slightly into a future that is recognizable as a very real possibility but also just wrong enough, or bad enough, or ugly enough that they might work to make the changes to avoid it. i wish books like this had been available when i was a kid.