Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hunger Games

Just finished reading The Hunger Games, and I was sad to see it end. It's the kind of futuristic, post-apocalyptic read I love --but doubly love since it's targeted toward a younger audience. I wish this book had been around when I was a teenager. It's a great stepping-stone read on the way to The Stand and The Road, a mish-mash of Lord of the Flies meets Battle Royale with a generous scoop of The Running Man thrown in for hi-tech effect--but still wholly surprising and original.

Suzanne Collins has mastered mad skillz to pull off this book.

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic 2008

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