"Dystopian fantasy- Lord of the Flies meets Twilight without the vampires.…"
Love love love this book!
Set in the future, in a place called Panem (that was probably North America), the inhabitants of the districts are essentially slaves to Capitol, providing them with a luxurious lifestyle while living in fear and poverty. Then every year to keep them under control they take two children from each district to fight to the death in the Hunger Games, but his year they have Katniss Everdean as tribute...Read moreLess
The Hunger Games is one of the best books I have read for a very long while. Once Katniss gets into the arena, you won't be able to put the book down! I'm currently reading the 3rd book and still really enjoying it.
Highly recommend read for adults and teens.Read moreLess
"All 3 in this trilogy of post-apocalyptic fiction were fast-paced,…"
All 3 in this trilogy of post-apocalyptic fiction were fast-paced, unputdownable, well written. I foresee a film! BUT, more importantly, were read one after the other non-stop by my dear 15 year old and it took him away from his PC games, who said they were the best books he'd ever read. Might suggest a parent reads first one to assess if its appropriate. I read all the books my son reads as a matter of principle - with the exception of Where's Wally. Would suit boys & girls by the way.Read moreLess
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"The Hunger Games is quite a brilliant concept and, on…"
The Hunger Games is quite a brilliant concept and, on reading the premise, you are not quite sure how she is going to carry it off. Children being forced to fight in an arena? Come on! But she does it, and the result is so well written, and so compelling that you HAVE to keep reading.
The second and third books are not quite as good as the first, but still worth a read.Read moreLess