Well, I am pleased to say that I am loving this whole reading thing! I never expected it to come so easily. What I love most about it is that reading gives me a whole other world to escape to. I can choose whatever world I want to by choosing a new book. So far, I give this challenge a double thumbs-up!
For the month of September, I chose to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. A friend of mine practically demanded me to read it. I expected to hate the book entirely but I ended up absolutely LOVING it! The Hunger Games is a trail mix of adventure, action, suspense, and romance that is nearly impossible to put down.
The main character, Katniss Everdeen, lives in a time very far in the future. It is almost a postapocalyptic setting. I don’t want to give anything away, but basically The Hunger Games are set up by the country as a way to prove to the people that they are completely owned by the Capitol. Twenty-four teenagers are chosen at random and forced to fight to the death. Only one can win. The winner, along with his or her family, is given a lifetime of wealth, food, etc. Sounds ridiculous, right? Trust me, it isn’t what you think. I expected this novel to be overly gory and a complete waste of my time. On the contrary, Suzanne Collins has created a fun page-turner that will keep you on your toes.
What I am expecting is for this trilogy to become the next big Twilight kind of thing. It will probably be the next “biggest thing” and there will be movies, soundtracks, t-shirts, Oprah interviews, and possibly team-character underwear. Just a thought. I’d love you hear yours! Please comment and share what you think!!