What I’m Reading Now: Hunger Games

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Review From Amazin.com: In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Collins characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing.

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3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading Now: Hunger Games

    LeeAnn said:
    March 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I really enjoyed this book. Hope you do too!

    bloggingonbooks responded:
    March 29, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I wrote this blog entry without my contacts — sorry about the typos!

    stephandlance said:
    March 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I really liked this one too!

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