Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

So I had never heard of this book before this past weekend. While in New York for the Scholastic Teacher Advisors weekend, I met two middle school teachers who told me about this book. They both raved about it and when we all had dinner together, one of the Scholastic book club editors was telling me about the plot, I decided to give it a shot. I cannot believe I almost didn't read this book.
I will not give away too much, but I will say it's one of the most powerful stories that I've ever read. I am so attached and connected to the main character, and I honestly feel for her. I am not finished reading the book, but I wanted to blog about it because I think it's amazing. It's hands down, one of the best books that I've ever read, and I'm only on page 200.
There's a second book called Catching Fire, and then the last book Mocking Jay isn't released yet (August). I cannot wait to see what will happen in the books to come.
This isn't a book that I would recommend for children in elementary school. The concepts are too mature, but I think some middle schoolers would appreciate the book and it would be a great read aloud for older children.
I give this two thumbs up!!
Hoppy Reading!