Let me just say, what a book. It is CRAZY. Suzanne Collins tells the story of 24 kids thrown into a different environment, and are forced to kill each other in the Hunger Games. Well, when Katniss’s little sister is chosen to compete, she offers to go instead. The problem is, she doesn’t kill people, and she’s competing against people that have trained for this all their lives. The biggest problem is that she comes from a territory that never wins, ever. It doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but it is. The Games are this twisted way of keeping the 12 territories in line. Everyone watches as this kids get killed off, one by one. These are their children, their friends, somebody they see everyday. Nobody really challenges the Games, until Katniss. It’s awesome to watch this story play out. What happens when one girl takes on an oppressive government? Pure awesomeness. It pulls at your emotions as the characters you know and love die in barbaric and painful ways. At the same time however, you’re hoping some people get and get it good (and they usually do of course). I definitely suggest this book is read by everybody and their mother, because it is really really good.
We heartily thank Becca for this review, written as part of our fine alternative program.
Holly, CLP Main