Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Hunger Games

Boy, oh boy, was that a page turner! So many bloggers have been raving about this series for months and you sure were right! Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games was a fantastic read and is likely to make my favorites of 2010 list, even though it's only my second book of the year... Yep, it was that good!

Well, it was good only if you like reading young adult dystopian literature I suppose, which I really do. The Hunger Games are an event that takes place in a dark future world where the North American continent is reduced to one victor country and a bunch of conquered 'districts' that are used for resources and labour only. To remind the 'districts' who's boss, the victor country holds the Hunger Games, a reality tv show with kids from the districts killing each other off to survive themselves. Very dark, but very, very good!

I ordered the sequel immediately!

Challenges: 2010 Countdown Challenge


Amanda said...

Woo hoo! Welcome to the club! Now tell me, do you have a preference? Peeta or Gale? Or do you care?

joanna said...

Peeta all the way!!! I didn't really seriously consider Gale, now I'm all worried! :-) How about you, who would you choose?

Kailana said...

I am glad you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to book three. :)