Monday, April 02, 2012

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (2008)

I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, as this was the staple of lunchtime discussions amoungst the twenty year olds at work. So over the weekend, I enjoyed being able to ring my Kindle in the breaks and rushed to finish the book today at lunchtime.

You all know the tale:  two kids from each district are selected every year to compete in a televised contest til one is left alive and is the victor.  The whole story has echo of Roman Gladiators, reality tv and Survivor.  It was nice to have a kick ass female lead, who is strong, athletic, shy and smart -  a good role model for teenage girls.

Anyway,  this middle aged lady enjoyed this teen story and thought it worth of a 4/5.

2 comments:

Karen and Gerard said...

Glad you enjoyed it. We loved this series and the movie is fantastic!

Cottage Tails said...

have you read the other books in series? I stopped after book 2.

Love Leanne