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Thursday 31 May 2012

I'm reading...suzanne collins


I'm a total sucker for a movie tie in and along with the awesome reviews I'd heard about Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES series, I had to read it.  Am I glad I did?  Hell yeah!

THE HUNGER GAMES, along with the follow up books CATCHING FIRE and  MOCKINGJAY are exactly the kinds of books I loooved reading as a young teenager.  Dystopian stories with strong kid heroes.  Tough stuff, and I loved it.  Still do.  John Wyndham, John Christopher.  Ray Bradbury.  In fact John Christopher's THE SWORD OF THE SPIRITS trilogy is still my favourite story ever.  My so's middle name is named after the hero of those books which tells you how much it meant to me.

But back to THE HUNGER GAMES!  It's rich, intricate, moving, tough, unique, terrifying, and completely unputdownable - yes that's a word.  Just check out Suzanne Collins' website where authors such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer talk about how they simply could not stop reading til they were done.

Add a love triangle at its heart and I'm done ;).


Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature.

More about the author here.  Buy the books here.

Next I’m reading... Her Best Worst Mistake  by Sarah Mayberry.

What are you reading?  Which book MUST I read this year?    Find the other books I've enjoyed in my "I'm reading..." series this year here!  Or join me at GoodReads.

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