Saturday, January 30, 2010

For fans of Stephanie Meyers...

If you are fans of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga, you will love, love, love Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, and its new sequel Catching Fire. This series is a mixture of several genres including futuristic science fiction, suspense, and horror. Katniss lives in a future North America called Panem where the people are divided into twelve districts. The rulers of Panem control the people by forcing them to participate in an annual televised game called the Hunger Games. One boy and one girl from each district are chosen, and they fight other young people from each of the districts in a battle to the death. The families are forced to watch their loved one die on TV. The winner of the Hunger Games ensures their district will not go hungry for a whole year. Sixteen year old Katniss is horrified when her little sister is chosen for the games, and so she volunteers to take her sister's place. Katniss does not want to kill the other Hunger Games contestants, but she must in order to win and make it home to take care of her family and see her boyfriend Gale again. The sequel, Catching Fire, was so good I could not put it down! A must read!

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