Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen is an ordinary girl...that is if you live in District Twelve in Panem, a futuristic country in North America where tyranny rules.  Every year, each of the 12 Districts of Panem must send two tributes each (a boy and a girl) to the annual Hunger Games where the tributes must fight to the death.  When Katniss' sister, Prim, is selected to be a tribute, Katniss volunteers in order to save her sister from certain death.  She must leave all she knows in District 12 and go off with Peeta Mellark, the baker's boy, and her Hunger Games "mentor", Haymitch, to the Capitol.  She has to choose between survival and humanity and life and love.  Suzanne Collin's gripping trilogy will have readers cheering for Katniss and Peeta.  That is, if they survive...
Caution: This novel is for older children and may be a little more than some can handle due to graphic descriptions of violence.
By Payne N.

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