Tuesday, March 22, 2011

To-Read Tuesday: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

So why do I want to read this so bad?

It isn't because it is being raved about by everyone around me. It isn't because it has a 4 1/2 star rating on goodreads, or that 'The Hunger Games" movie is in the works. I want to read this so I can breach out from my usual YA fantasy books. I figured this would be a great start!

It falls within the YA genre, like most of my books, which means I will post a review here whenever I get around to reading it. I like the fact that it is considered YA dysotopian fiction: A genre I don't think I have ever read a book from. I will be blazing trails in new genres from now on!


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