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February 25, 2011

A Youth Novel with a Twist

When I was first told about The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins I felt iffy about reading it. Youth novels are not my thing as they usually seem to incorporate a sappy love story between teenagers that seems unrealistic at best. I began to question my reluctance to read it when I found that it was on hold at the library and there were already five people ahead of me on the list to check it out. Hmmmm….it was certainly popular, but I knew that doesn’t mean it’s a good book or a well written one. When I finally got my hands on it I read it….in two days. Honestly, I think that if I didn’t have work and classes I probably would have read it in half the time, but the point is that it’s good. Written in a very simplistic yet captivating style, the novel takes us to the future where an authoritarian government controls what are called the 12 Districts. If you like futuristic sci-fi then you will love this book. I won’t tell you anymore for fear of ruining the course of the story, but trust me this is a good read. Enjoy! :)