Monday, December 13, 2010

Book 23

On behalf of all 20something teeny boppers, I have decided to give in to the trilogy--

I was on the fence about starting this trilogy. Why? Because I'm SO not into Sci-Fi, but my love from Twilight made me try them.

I'm glad I did- they aren't really SciFi at all.

This first book was addicting. I'm already a 1/4 of the way through the second book-- which is good considering I have about 2 weeks to finish two more books by 2011.

Yesterday, I wore my seabands so that I could read in the car. My husband lovingly looked over and asked if I was going to be late for cheerleading practice and/or if I finished my algebra homework because I was so engrossed in the book.

Whatever, I'll try to pass it on to him next. :)

From School Library Journal
In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining districts female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Collins' characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like Survivor and American Gladiator. Book one of a planned trilogy.Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK


Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

I've never heard of this series before but it really sounds interesting! You've tempted me to pick it up!

Melissa said...

Great series! Everyone needs to read it!

I am trying to get my husband to read them so he understands why I was anti-social for a weekend getting through the first 2 books :P

The Sadlon Family said...

A friend of mine has been trying to get me to read these for ages. Mikaila borrowed the first one from a friend. I will read it when I'm done with what I am reading now. I've heard that they are pretty fantastic.

Andnowlights said...

I've been meaning to read this. EVERYONE at Big Corporate Bookstore was reading this series, even those who wouldn't touch normal YA books (Twilight) with a 10 foot poll.

Sonya said...

I'd take this series over Twilight any day! There is a lot of good young adult stuff out there, but there is some I have no interest in either. At least you waited until they were all out. It would have been hard to wait after reading all of them now!

Johnny said...

I just picked up the new Goosebumps book, you should totally check that out when you advance past this!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it sooo good? Loved them.

Shaina said...

Oh em geeeeeeee these books are amazing. I flew through them - although sadly I had a lot of time in between books because I checked them out from the library. And they are popular! But I seriously think these are some of the best books I've read in a long time - these and the Millennium series. Amazing reading!

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