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Saturday, January 2, 2016

"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

The popular book 1 trilogy that made history in the box office is a phenomenal read.  The book tells the story of Katniss in Panem.  The Hunger Games are a cruel show where the elite are entertianed when poor people literally fight to the death for extra food rations.  Worst of all, the games are for children.  When Katniss' younger sister is picked for the Hunger Games from the lottery, she volunteers in her place.  Katniss is not the only one from her area who goes.  Peeta, a baker's son, also attends from District 12.  Both play off a love story to win pledges.  With pledges, wealthy people send supplies like food and medicine to contestants in the Hunger Games.  Throughout the story, readers see Katniss fall for Peeta.  Katniss thinks it is all a show for the games but the reader is left wondering if Peeta really loves Katniss.  In the end, there is a huge twist that I will not give away.  All in all, this is an action-packed age-turner.  There is no graphic romance, and the violence in the book is kept to a minimum.

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