Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Hunger Games

Dear Reader,

Okay, if you haven't read (or haven't heard of) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins--repent!

Only the first two books in the trilogy are out and literally ten minutes ago I finished reading Catching Fire, and the month and a half wait until Mockingjay is released (Aug. 24!) just might drive me insane. Suzanne Collins, you sure know how to tell a story (although I wish you would be a little more careful about where you put those commas).

Several people recommended that I read these books, and it wasn't until a friend said I could borrow hers that I decided to try them out. No one would tell me what they were about, though. Seriously, everyone I asked just said they were intense, and if I pressed them for more details, they would just say that they were hard to describe. In retrospect, I'm glad no one told me what was going to happen. It made me all the more disgusted at the world Collins writes about. Um...but disgusted in a good way. You should still read it. It's a great insight into humanity, government, and morality. I mean, what would you do if you were in Katniss' situation? I like to think that I could be brave...but I would probably be one of the first to die.

Intrigued? You should be be. Read it! But be's intense. :)


  1. Love those books! I read Catching Fire in one night, I was that obsessed.

    p.s. I'm now worried you'll judge me for my commas.

  2. I read the Hunger Games last week. I wasn't expecting to like it, but I was hooked within a few pages, and could scarcely put it down after that. Suzanne Collins knows how to tell a story....! I'm waiting for Catching Fire to be available at the library.

  3. I've been wanting to read these books! Thanks for the reminder... =)

  4. Dude I totally got sucked into these. They were at the magical public library here... You know, the one I keep texting you from.