The Hunger Games
I am a big fan of children’s books as well as young adult books (which might be why I have 3 bookcases full of them without having any children or young adults residing with me). Anyway, my latest foray into this realm of reading was The Hunger Games trilogy.
**WARNING** Once you start reading you will cease to accomplish anything else in your life until you finish all three books!
These books are packed with action and suspense. The book starts in a future society set in North America. In this new society each year the names of 2 children are drawn from each district to take part in the Hunger Games – a televised game in which the children must battle each other to be the last survivor. When Katniss Everdeen realizes that her younger sister’s name has been drawn for the games, she volunteers to take her place. The reader then enters the bizarre world in which the players are pampered and prepped for the games. The stadium constructed for the games is large and elaborate, consisting of miles of wilderness, strategically placed water sources, video cameras to film everything, and contrived “natural” disasters to keep things interesting.
If you are looking for a quick and entertaining book, I highly recommend this trilogy!