Saturday, July 16, 2011
THE HUNGER GAMES written by Suzanne Collins reviewed by Bob Docherty
Although the premise of this books may sound 'disturbing', it has been hugely popular with senior students around the world. Check out the trailer on you tube (I haven't included it, as it isn't suitable for our younger students). We have two copies of this book in our library as it has a wait-list after it was reviewed by Bob Docherty.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...