Monday, August 2, 2010

Hunger Games

By:  Suzanne Collins

From Goodreads:  In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I'm kinda late to the party on this one.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get Catching Fire sometime in the next couple of weeks.  I know I'm going to want to read the next two books ASAP.  I was absolutely sucked right into Hunger Games.  The story was so enthralling, I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. 

I understand that the the movie rights have been bought and I can see how it would make a really good action/adventure/scifi type movie, but topic is kinda morbid eh?  This is a YA book, aimed towards teens, but it makes you wonder how they'd make the movie so that it wouldn't be rated R.

I've been on a post-apocalyptic kick lately...this, The Passage, and I watched The Book of Eli and The Road.  I need to read something happier.


Savannah said...

I bought this series, well the first two books and can't wait to read them. I want to know what all the hype is with this series!!!

LLM said...

I had the same reaction to The Hunger Games - was sucked right in and couldn't stop reading. I really enjoyed Catching Fire too. Can't wait for Mockingjay.

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I agree that it will be hard to make these PG 13. I tried The Passage but gave up. And The Road left me feeling sad for weeks! You'll love Catching Fire---it's great and a little more uplifting.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm listening to The Hunger Games and it's pretty cool so far. I've only heard good things and there seems to be good buzz about the other books in the series.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I'm half way through "Catching Fire." Loved "The Hunger Games" and can't wait to see what happens next.

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