Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hunger Games

I don't have anything to write about today (shocker) and so I wanted to tell you about the book I just finished because I thought it was really good.
I didn't think I would like the Hunger Games.  Although, if you talk to Mat he would tell you that it is right up my alley because it is a book for "teenage girls".  Whatever.  But it was a really good book.  I recommend reading it.  It is a triology - there are three books in all, and after finishing book 1, I am anxious to read book two.  Mostly because book one ended as a cliff hanger, really.  So, if you are looking for a good read, I recommend this book.

This is a story of 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.

I would tell you more, but I don't want to give anything away.  I knew nothing about the book when I started it, and I am glad I didn't.


1 comment:

The Kovalls said...

Did your mom give this to you? I am missing my copy (I think)! I love this book, too. The second one is great, but I was disappointed in how the trilogy wrapped up. Tell Mat there's nothing wrong with reading this genre ;-)