“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
In a previous post I mentioned a series of books that I would not let my daughter read until recently. I am a parent who likes to read books before my child does so that I can be sure she is ready for the content and story line. This also is a great way to open a line of communication.
Last summer, while taking a very special trip to Australia with my sister, I decided to read this series. It was amazing!! I couldn’t put the book down, then glad to immediately start reading the next in the series, and then the final book. I definitely recommend this series for your tween, teen and you!
A note regarding the movie based on this book… Please read the book! The movie is great, but it misses key areas and changes the story line!! I am not at all sure how they are going to make the changes work in the next two movies. I truly believe the movie missed the mark. Under this advisement … Read the book first!
As found at http://www.scholastic.com/thehungergames/about-the-books.htm
The Hunger Games
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
“I couldn’t stop reading.” – Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly