Monday, December 22, 2008

Top Ten (plus one) #1

And the #1 is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!

Megan posted a review of The Hunger Games back when she read it back in September, and I don't disagree with anything she said. This is one of those "wow" books that I was not able to put down.

Katniss lives in a futuristic United States of America called Panam, in district 12 where the main industry is mining. Every year children from ages 12-18 are required to put their names in for the Hunger Games, as a tribute for the capital. Prim, Katniss's sister, gets picked, and with out hesitation Katniss steps in for her sister and is set to compete in the Games with for district 12.

The Hunger Games were set up by the Capital to keep the 12 districts in line. Each year 24 kids from 12-18 enter, one boy and one girl from each district, and only 1 leaves the game. It's a battle to the death, all publicized on television for all to see.

Katniss knows that winning the game would bring fame, glory and a life of comfort and ease to her family, but she has a very slim shot of winning. Some districts have trained kids to fight in these games, and they have sponsors who can send them gifts to help them play the game. For Katniss, training and gifts are things she can not depend on.

This is the first book in a planned trilogy, and the next book comes out in September 2009 (this may change). Megan and I both agree that this is a great book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and waiting for more!

Well, it's been a great year of reading for us, and we'll be back with more book reviews and events after the 25th of December!
I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Who has had enough snow for a while)

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