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Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-Teen

Rating: 5/5 Stars

About the Book: Katniss Everdeen lives in a future where Panem is controlled by The Capitol. Each year, the 12 districts of Panem send two tributes to fight in the Hunger Games and the games will be televised and watched by everyone. The tributes must fight to the death and the last one standing wins fame, glory, money and food. When Katniss's little sister is chosen as District 12's tribute, she knows there's no way she can let her sister go so she steps in and takes her place. Now she has to survive and bring back a win for District 12 who's only ever had one winner of the Hunger Games ever. Then there's Peeta, the other District 12 tribute, who has won the audience over by claiming to be in love with Katniss. Is he telling the truth or just playing a game? And can Katniss somehow outsmart the other tributes? Only one can end up winning.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I had been hearing a lot of buzz about this book. I've read and reviewed Gregor the Overlander and enjoyed that book, so I was eager to read another book by that author. I was a little wary of story line (think Survivor meets Gladiator) and was afraid it would be too violent for sensitive little me.
I was very surprised and Hunger Games is easily one of the best books I've read this year! It's a fast paced story and full of action and even some romance. Despite the plot, the story wasn't as gruesome as I feared and was handled and written very well.
The story was hard to put down and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. This is and addictive read and the first in a trilogy. Now I'm stuck here eagerly waiting for book two and it can't come fast enough!!!


  1. I'm getting this one for Christmas! I cant wait to read it!

  2. I have recently discovered your blog and am happy I did. I have seen many people reading this at my junior high and have gone back and forth trying to decide if I want to read it. If it doesn't really sound good to me will it still draw my attention if I start it?

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  3. Hey Sophie-

    I didn't really think this book sounded interesting and I had to stick with it for a few chapters, but once I got into it I really enjoyed it. I'd give a try and see if you like it-and you might have to give it several pages before the action really picks up. I hope you like it-I think it's a great series and has a little bit of everything.

  4. The action moves well and the characters are well described. I enjoyed the unusual action and background for the events that took place. The unique twists and turns keep you reading and not wanting to put it down.
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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee