Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hillary's Book Club

As some of you may know I love to read and enjoy sharing my latest book. So every so often i plan to use this blog to give book reviews. As a friend of mine reminded me of my childhood friend the Reading Rainbow. So come along with me Take a Look....Its in a Book...

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. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change to extremes but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. The winner has to kill the other opponents to win the game. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

It makes you think on what reality TV couldn't be one day. Suzanne never mentions a date so it could be at any time you choose. This book is the beginning of a Trilogy so it ends with a nice cliff hanger i wasn't ready for. This book is nonstop action/violence. This would be a great movie. I would like to see the movie makers keep this PG-13. I hope you all pick up a copy.

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