Friday, November 4, 2011

The Hunger Games


 Book Cover Image:

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2009. Print.
         ISBN: 9780439023528

Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2008: Children's Fiction
New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2008
ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults Selection
ALA Notable Children's Books
2008 Cybil Award- Fantasy & Science Fiction
YALSA's Teens' Top Ten, 2009

Every year 24 tributes are chosen from the twelve districts to participate in that year's Hunger Games. With a boy and a girl from each district, competitor's compete to be the last tribute standing.

Book Talk:
"This can't be happening. Prim was one slip of paper in thousands! Her chances of being chosen so remote that I'd not even bothered to worry about her." How can this be happening? Without a second thought, Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games. With skills of survival, Katniss is thrust into a world of death, hunger, and the sick pleasure of knowing she is entertaining all of what used to be known as North America. What will Katniss do to survive? Does she have the strength to kill another tribute to guarantee her safety back home to her family? Does she have what it takes to be the next winning tribute of The Hunger Games?

Teen Voice: 
"Katniss teaches you how to survive and lets you know that you can always learn to lean on others for survival." -Faith

The Hunger Games Movie Trailer 3/23/2012:

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