September first is almost here, I've been waiting patiently-okay, okay, not so patiently-for about a year now. For what you ask. For the sequel to one of my favourite books, The Hunger Games. What I love about his book is how dark and and primal it can get. How it realistically depicts human survival instincts, and how far people will stoop in the name of entertainment. I also love the main character which is more than I can say about most books. While this book is middle grade fiction it's depth of story and characters makes it standout. Here is what Indigo has to say about it:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
The sequel is called Catching Fire. For those of you wondering why you might not hear from me the beginning of September, you are fore-warned. Who am I kidding, I'll probably read it in a day. I won't post the teaser from the jacket for the sequel because it contains spoilers. I'm not one of those people who ruins a good book by spoiling the end. For anyone interested in a good read, I highly recommend these two books. You won't be able to put them down. A girlfriend of mine-who I reccomended The Hunger Games to-even said that she couldn't stop dreaming about the book.
Is it September first yet??