The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I can definitely see why this book has gotten so much hype. After conducting the fourth reading conference with my 8th graders where one of the Hunger Games books was the novel being discussed, I decided to spend my February break catching up on the pop culture craze (I'll get to you one of these days, Harry Potter!).
A dystopian society, survival tactics, twists and turns in the plot where the rules can change at any time, a strong female narrator and protagonist, teenage love, fancy gowns designed by stylists, lavish dinners (the description of food has actually prompted me to bake), and yes blood and gruesome deaths, all played out on reality TV for the privileged and shallow Capital residents' viewing pleasure- it's everything we've come to expect from our entertainment.
I enjoyed the read and I'm looking forward to talking about it with my kiddos. On to Catching Fire!
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