The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It has taken me a long time to get round to reading this book.  It won the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2010 and has sat on my reading pile for a long time – even though many people recommended it to me.  So – this week I read it, and happily I had the time to just sit and read as it is a compelling read and you just don’t want to put it down!  Katniss takes her sisters place in the Hunger games – a sort of gladiatorial televised entertainment for the rich and powerful in a dystopian future USA – this is how she battles and tries to survive in the literally dog eat dog world.  I liked Katniss’s honesty, her gradual realization of the manipulation of the media to make good entertainment and her sheer grit and determination in an awful world.  I shall now have to get the next 2 novels in the series as I must know what happens…

 

 

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