Winter is baaaaack…

I thought that winter had finally gone, but boy was I wrong. Snow. Today. Isn’t it supposed to be spring yet?

Completely unrelated to spring OR winter, I’m almost done reading a book called:

The hunger games
by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

This book really surprised me. I started reading it and I absolutely COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! When I started it, I thought, eh… it’ll be a fun quick read. Fortunately, its so much more than that.

North America goes to war with itself and is divided into twelve dirt poor districts, each one more poor than the next, with the twelfth district being the poorest of all. At the center of it all is the capital, where they flaunt their wealth with outrageous food, extreme body art and technology everywhere.

Each year, a boy and girl between the ages of 12-18 from each district are chosen to play in the hunger games. It has been many years since someone from district twelve has won, and unfortunately for our main character, she comes from district twelve. The kids in districts one through four train all year to be in the hunger games, but for the kids in district twelve they are fighting every day to stay alive due to lack of food.

In the hunger games, the 24 teens are thrown into a different terrain with weapons and food in the center of the group that they have to fight for in order to get. The hunger games are televised for all of Panem to see. If those in charge like what they see and you can get sponsors, you might get food, weapons or medicine dropped down to where you are. If they don’t like what they see, they can cause all sorts of other havoc… thunderstorms, fire, incredible heat or cold. You name it, they’ve got it.

Do you think you would have what it takes to survive the hunger games? For the winner, it means never having to go hungry again and to live in absolute comfort. For the 23 losers, it means death. Sometimes a very brutal and horrible death…


About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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