Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Need a good book to read while you are waiting for New Moon to come out in theaters? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is an amazing book! Even though it is nothing like the Twilight series, it is a novel that will leave you craving for its sequel, that is to be released in September of '09. Similar to George Orwell's 1984, or Margaret Atwood's, The Handmaid's Tale, The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel set in the republic of Panem, which is formerly located in what would be the United States. To punish the districts for organizing a rebellion against the capitol, each district must select two teenagers to participate in the annual Hunger Games competition, in which every minute will be broad casted on live television. The Hunger Games is not your typical reality program. Contestants are dropped into a controlled environment arena and must fight to the death in order to win the competition. The last man (or woman) standing wins The Games, and an enormous amount of wealth and prosperity for themselves and their family.

Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the novel, has chosen to take the place of her little sister, whose name was drawn for District 12, the poorest district of Panem. Katniss isn't your ordinary 16 year old. She illegally hunts for food in the surrounding forests to keep her starving mother and sister alive, so she knows a thing or two about survival. Kat's skills with a bow and arrow make her an early favorite and contender for The Games. Katniss must choose between her humanity and survival in this page-turning, heart gripping battle royale!

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