Everyone that loves The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is eagerly awaiting the release of the movie version that will be released in March – and I’m certainly excited! I can totally picture The Hunger Games as a movie since the book is such a page-turner. If you haven’t read The Hunger Games, then I highly recommend it. The story is set in a future where the oppressive government mandates that each year each of the districts in North America send a delegate to participate in the Hunger Games (only one person can win this fight to the death battle). If the story was just tension and violence, I wouldn’t be interested, but the main character, Katniss, has a personality that pulls you right in to her story. She’s 16, tough and gritty when she needs to be, which is often because she hunts wild game to provide food for her family. She is also capable of great love and tenderness. She is truly a noble warrior in the body of a 16 year old girl.
Be sure to read all three in the trilogy– and you will have time to read them before the March movie release! Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
Here are a few more books that you will surely enjoy if you love The Hunger Games: The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, and Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Enjoy!