I’mhungergamescover3.jpg sure I’m not the last to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but it feels that way. A movie is already in the works and while there aren’t many book-to-movie adaptations that I’ve really liked, I have my fingers crossed for this one. What a great story! I listened to the audiobook and it grabbed me from the start and didn’t let go until the end. There are two more books in the trilogy (Catching Fire and Mockingjay). I overheard some students talking about them in the library. One student was lending her copy of Mockingjay to another and she was told that “it wasn’t as good as the first.” I’ll have to see about that.
Anyway, the story is about sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who competes in the annual Hunger Games where twelve districts are required by the Capitol to participate. Youth between the ages of twelve and eighteen are selected by lottery. Katniss takes the place of her younger sister, Prim, when her name is drawn. It is a fight to the death that is aired on live TV. It’s kind of like the movies Gladiator and The Truman Show combined.