I have posted quite a bit that I have not been able to read much in the past few years because of an eye condition, keratoconus, and cannot see without special contact lenses in my eye. I can only wear the lenses for about 8 hours so there was no bedtime reading for me. HEARTBREAKING until I got an e-reader where I can change the font to super large. I have a Kindle
and in love with it.
Been reading like a mad woman and last week I plowed through all three of the Hunger Games books, The Hunger Games Trilogy Set , the three books are : The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay
I was looking for something a bit mindless to read and had been disappointed in a couple of the books I had just read ( The Postmistress being one of them)
I plunked down on the couch and put on a fire prepared to be entertained if not mildly bored. Boy was I WRONG! I was totally entranced by the story.
Set sometime in the future the main character, Katniss lives in a dreary village or district as its called in books. There are 13 districts that are supply regions for the “Capitol” He district, District 12 supplies coal.
Katniss is a STRONG female lead with plenty of depth as well as survival skills- which she will need when she volunteers to act as tribute as substitute for some one else and go to “The Hunger Games” with 23 other tributes – 2 teens between 12-18 from each district – 1 boy and 1 girl.
The Hunger Games are a punishment to the districts for an uprising that took place about 75 years before.
The plot is pretty dark however has its moments and the characters spring to life with lots of plot twists- for the most part very plausible.
What I enjoyed most about the book was that the female character really is the lead- no damsel in distress here!
While not quite in Harry Potter league it is very very good and I highly recommend. It is not sappy and boys will also enjoy.
There is Hunger Games movie being released in March after seeing trailer ( below ) starring Jennifer Lawrence who was wonderful in Winter’s Bone (she received Oscar nomination) I cannot wait!
Watch Hunger Games Trailer