Friday, August 15, 2008
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Once is a while a book comes along that is SO good that you want to talk about it to everyone. It's not out until the end of the month but I wanted to tell you to look for it. I was hooked from page 1 because it really is a remarkable book -- part gladiator-like adventure, part romance, part survival story, part political commentary. It asks the question: How far would you really go to survive?
16-year-old Katniss lives in District 12 of Panem and is chosen to represent her district in the Hunger Games, a televised reality show where two representatives from the 12 districts, ages 12-18, fight to the death. But survival at what cost? What do you have to give up? And what do you do when a contestant claims to have been in love with you since you were 5 years old? The only trouble will be waiting for the sequel!