The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 2008, Scholastic
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a young adult speculative fiction and Dystopian novel about the future, post-apocolypictic nation of Panem (which is supposed to be the future United States of America). The novel is told through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, who is a 16 year old girl living in what is speculated to be the old West Virginia. The capitol of Panem puts on “the hunger games” each year where one boy and one girl (ages 12-18) from each of the 12 districts fight to the death until one remains and is crowned champion. To find out what happens to Katniss and her family and friends read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is most definitely a must read for EVERYONE! The target age group for this book is about 12 and up. Kids under this age should get approval before reading as it may be inappropriate for anyone below that age. This book changed the game in young-adult literature. The story told is very compelling, believable, and once you start there is no way you will be able to put it down. The diversity shown in this book is great as it shows a divided nation and all of the controversies that surround it. This trilogy was made into 4 separate movies (which were all extremely successful), and has won countless award and recognitions from local, state, nation, and world-wide readers and reviewers. This is a great read for a reader who likes Dystopian novels that tell an action based and compelling story about a divided nation. Readers who enjoy politics would also like this book a lot.
- Guided reading packet (Scholastic)
- Curriculum guide (Lacoe)
- If you liked The Hunger Games, check out the rest of the books in the trilogy, the Divergent series, the Maze Runner series, or the Uglies series