Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Hunger Games
I haven't read a book in a very long time.
My daughter and I went to the movies during Thanksgiving break and saw previews for "The Hunger Game," which is coming out next year some time. It looked good and we placed it on our "to see" list. I know. What's that got to do with not reading a book in a long time? I will tell you. The movie is based on the book of the same name, written by Suzanne Collins. My daughter bought and read the book and loved it, so she lent it to me. I started it at 7:30 p.m. last night and finished at 2:30 a.m. Yes, I'm just that fast. And it was just that good.
I could not put it down. It's one of those kinds of stories. Set in the future, in a land which used to be called North America (which was obliterated due to the wickedness of the people - - hmmm). Each year there is a national competition . . . a Hunger Game. They celebrate it like we do the Olympics. It's a big deal. A huge party. Well, except to the children who are chosen to participate (and their families). 24 children are randomly chosen to play in the game. The game? Simply put, the last one standing (or, not dead) wins. I know. It sounds barbaric. And it was. But I couldn't put it down. And now I have to get book two (it's a trilogy), and then book three.
Yea for good books!!