Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Hunger Games

by Susan Collins

A suspenseful page-turner, this young adult book packs a futuristic punch. Catniss Everdeen lives in a world that has been all but obliterated by wars, disease, and famine. All that's left of the life we now know are thirteen, well twelve, colonies that are ruled by a controlling government called The Capitol. District Thirteen was destroyed by The Capitol when they staged a rebellion and to remind the subsequent colonies of their power and control, they host the annual Hunger Games where one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are chosen to participate in a battle to the death. When the 74th Hunger Games is about to commence, Catniss has to fight for her life against forces that seem insurmountable.

A story of sacrifice, love, and survival, this is an unforgettable tale! I highly recommend it for adults and teens alike.


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