Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games has reached fever pitch with the movie just coming out and the next one to start shooting in the fall. The first book in the trilogy captivated young readers and local middle schoolers studied it in school.¬† Then mothers, college students and¬†grandmothers all caught the Hunger Games bug. It’s a fast read and a fast-moving story based on ancient mythology translated to a dystopian future with enough suggestions of the current political climate,”The Lottery,” Lord of the Flies and Jean Auel mixed in to interest readers. The heroine, Katniss Everdeen is just trying to stay alive and take care of her family and gives both young and older readers¬†something to think about.