And a Happy New Year!
I finished reading The Hunger Games over vacation. It was everything they said it would be! The author, Suzanne Collins, writes with such incredible detail that I was transported, every time I opened the book, into the world of Katniss. The Hunger Games is a book about what happens in the future of North America. The continent is split into twelve districts and all are controlled by The Capitol. Every year, to remind the districts of who's boss, the Capitol selects two children from each district to compete, to the death, in these televised games. Katniss's younger sister is chosen but Katniss steps forward to take her place. What follows is a tale of both despair and courage.
My school librarian suggested I have the other two books in the trilogy in hand because I would want to read them immediately after finishing The Hunger Games. I should have followed her advice, because I couldn't put the book down! I will soon be heading to my local library to pick up Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
This is a must read for any child ages 12 to 15. It will open your eyes to what could be, a world of injustice and the role we each have in changing that. Happy reading!