Hunger Games Trilogy

Posted on March 16, 2012. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , , , , |

book covers for Hunger Games trilogyBook 1: The Hunger Games
Book 2: Catching Fire
Book 3: Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins

Ah, Reaping Day! That magical time of year when you and all the kids between the ages of 12 and 18 gather in the main square of your district, wondering if you’ll be the lucky boy or girl selected to represent your district in the Capitol’s Hunger Games this year. It’s a big honor. You get a free ride to the Capitol, you get stuffed with all kinds of delicious food, pampered and primped by a stylist and a team of professionals, interviewed, fussed over…and then you’re all thrown into an area where you fight each other to the death, on live TV. Only one tribute comes out alive as Victor.

Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her little sister’s place in the Hunger Games, and she never expects to come back alive. District 12 doesn’t have many Victors come back from the games. District 12 is poor and populated by starving coal miners. But she’s good with a bow and arrow, and has kept her family fed by illegally hunting in the woods outside the fence that surrounds her District. And as her fellow tribute, Peeta, says often, she has an effect on people. She doesn’t even begin to comprehend how much of an effect until she’s wrapped up in
a game far more deadly and complex than anything that’s been televised on the Hunger Games before.

This entire series is riveting and Collins is a master of cliffhangers, unexpected twists, and the incredible, sometimes horrendous, things that otherwise sane and normal people can do when their backs are against a wall. Block out a weekend, take the phone off the hook, and enjoy the ride.

-posted by Jamie Bourne

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