I’m an English major, so when I tell you that I’m addicted to books, you can believe me. I’ve read just about everything I can get my hands on, but the trilogy I just finished—The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins—has to be the most action-packed I have ever encountered. You know that feeling you get when you are addicted to something? You feel completely shaken and jittery when you leave it. You try to sneak it when you shouldn’t (at work, when your spouse is trying to confide in you, when you’re on the phone…). You think about it morning, noon and night (even in dreams). I experienced all of that and more. I once found myself trying to come up with different dialogue to resolve an argument between two characters. Hmmm, that makes me sound somewhat crazy, but trust me, the books are that good.
The Hunger Games takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which each year two children are chosen from 12 districts and sent to an arena. In the arena, the children must survive the wilderness and also fight to the death. There can be only one survivor. The books explore the themes of war, humanity, sacrifice and love. Although the trilogy is classified as young adult science fiction, don’t let that stop you. The writing is fantastic, and the books are quick reads and thought provoking.
I simply could not put these books down. I am highly recommending them. The Hunger Games