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to/H5BSpF =========================== About the Author Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit “Clarissa Explains It All” and “The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.” Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers “The Underland Chronicles”, which has received numerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.
The Book: Susan Colins’ “The Hunger Games” is a gripping story set in a post apocalyptic world. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Its demand from its districts is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender and she is entirely focused on survival at any cost. But her teammate, Peeta, recognizes the importance of holding on to one's humanity in such inhuman circumstances. When Katniss is sent to stylists to be made more telegenic before she competes, she stands naked in front of them, strangely unembarrassed. They're so unlike people that I'm no more self-conscious than if a trio of oddly coloured birds were pecking around my feet, she thinks. In order not to hate these creatures, who are sending her to her death, she imagines them as pets. It isn't just the contestants who risk the loss of their humanity. It is all who watch. Katniss struggles to win not only the Games but the inherent contest for audience approval. If she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
The review: This book is quite interesting and offers a different twist to the boy/girl relationship. Megan Whalen Turner the author of the book “The Thief”, in her review says “ If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it's odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games.”
Jane Henriksen Baird, of the Anchorage Public Library says “Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like Survivor and American Gladiator.” Stephanie Meyer says “I was so obsessed with this book that I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading... The Hunger Games is amazing."
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