I finally gave in to all the hype about the Hunger Games trilogy. I dove into the first novel expecting it not to be anywhere as good as all the talk. Now I can’t put them down. I’m halfway through Mockingjay and can not stop! The constant suspense keeps me turning pages to find out who will survive, will they get anything to eat, what will the Capital do next…? Both of the main characters, Katniss and Peeta, are very likeable in their own ways so how do you choose a winner from the two? The bigger question is, do we want a future like this? With cage wrestling, ultimate fighting, street violence, bullying, will our young people become so insensitive to violence that this kind of future is possible? It’s a very scary view of where we might be headed. Keep up with what the young people are reading and you will have something very interesting to talk about.
I don’t want to give anything away but will say the book has plenty of twists and turns and if you want some easy summer reading that will take you away to another time and place, this could very well fill the bill.