United We Read: Hunger Games
September 05, 2012
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has been selected by the Metro Area Reader’s Roundtable (MARRT) committee of the Mid America Library Alliance as this year’s United We Read title.
This is the first entry into Collins' futuristic, fast-paced, science-fiction series for young adults. The Hunger Games tells the story of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, where the countries that comprise North America once existed. The Capitol, located somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, has political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl (aged 12–18) from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death. This highly-engaging title has massive cross-over appeal and is a great read for teens and adults alike.
We hope you’ll enjoy this community-wide reading experience by checking out a copy and reading along!
If you’re interested in more dystopian titles, please check out this list of recommended read-likes which includes fiction and nonfiction for adults and teens, as well as children’s books.
Amy J. Fisher
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