Okay, okay. I can hear you all now. ‘I thought she didn’t jump on the bandwagon’. Well, I normally don’t. But I can’t help it in this case. I have heard about these books for so long now, and just recently saw the preview of the new movie coming out in a week. I was transfixed! Then, I saw the first book, above, at Sam’s Club for $5! Who can pass up a five-dollar book? Apparently, everyone loves these books, so I guess I’ll give them a try, I thought. At least there’s no damn sparkling vampires and sulky, depressive teenage girls.
I am absolutely hooked. Really, this first book, of which I am almost finished, is completely delightful. You really will not want to put it down. I cannot wait to finish it and go see the movie. Hopefully on a night when it isn’t packed. Mostly because I don’t like to be sitting next to a bunch of people I don’t know, and I have to be able to sit on the aisle seat. Hey, I have a small bladder, so what? Maybe a matinee….anyway, I digress. This time, the book really does live up to the hype, and from the looks of the movie, it seems to be right on the money.
In case you don’t know, which you probably do, the story is set in the future, in the remains of what used to be America. Everything is renamed and broken up into districts, with each having a central focus (i.e. mining, agriculture, etc.). The Capitol is where the rich folk live, and since one of the districts rebelled years ago against the establishment, they have implemented yearly Hunger Games, whereby two representatives from each of the 12 districts, a boy and girl, are chosen to fight to the death on live television. Yeah, really! It is awesome, and I am about three-fourths of the way finished with the first book. Then, I’ll have to go buy the other two. I can just see me now, not getting anything productive done. Oh well, The Hunger Games rocks! 🙂
CAN’T WAIT 🙂