The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. " ~goodreads

Boy did I resist this book. I'm only mildly interested in the dystopia drama. It seems to have flooded the market kind of the same way vampires did after Twilight. After years of resisting and the constant insisting that I would indeed like it, even though I suspected otherwise.....I picked it up. That was the end of me, I cruised through the first half of the book the first day. Probably depriving myself of sleep more than I should have. There is just something about Suzanne Collins writing that makes The Hunger Games appeal to so many different demographics. I like to say that I am oddly addicted. When you really think about what the story is about you have to wonder about yourself. I found myself pretty anxious to get into the games and I don't even know why. I think it's so easy to identify with the characters that book itself almost gives you your own adrenline rush. This book is just an absolute must read and I find I can not explain my love for it any more than I can about Harry Potter. It is just that good.
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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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