Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I just finished reading

This is from the back cover of the book:
Once I'm on my feet, I realize escape might not be so simple. Panic begins to set in. I can't stay here. Flight is essential. But I can't let my fear show.

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun.

The book trailer should intrigue you to read this novel.

The Hunger Games - Book Trailer from Sara Pyle on Vimeo.

Lingering Thoughts:
Wow! This book was hard to put down. It is the first of the series by Suzanne Collins based on war and its affects on young adolescents. With every dramatic twist and turn of its plot, I found myself wanting to know more. I thought Collins was brilliant to incorporate a "reality tv show" theme. It was also quite refreshing to see a female protagonist which often is over looked. The nature of the book itself will make it appealing to male readers, while the playful relationship between Katniss and Peeta (two of its primary characters) will appeal to female readers. I would classify their relationship as a modern day "showmance" for the entertainment of the audience who are watching The Hunger Games.

Although this book eludes to violent scenes, I wouldn't say they were any more graphic than what many of us dare to watch on primetime television.

I can not wait to see the movie that is set to begin production in 2011:

Click here to buy the book.

Click here to learn more about Suzanne Collins.