The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed by Julie-Ann Bryson, Library Assistant at the Lilly Music Library

The Hunger Games is set in the not-too-distant future, in a country called Panem that exists where the United States once did.  The Capitol is the center of government and high society, and the other twelve Districts make up the labor forces of the country. Each year, as punishment to the Districts for having once attempted to revolt against the Capitol, two young Tributes from each District are chosen to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death where only one child goes home as the living Victor.  When Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place in the Games, the adventure begins. What happens to Katniss and the other tributes in the arena make this a compelling, entertaining, and disturbing novel that you won’t be able to put down!

Action, humor, friendship, rebellion, bloodshed, a strong female heroine, reality television at its worst, and even a little bit of romance… The Hunger Games has it all!

Read it now before the movie adaptation hits theaters in March 2012!  Check out the other two books in the series, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, also in the Tisch collection.

Tisch Library Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008
Location: Tisch Tower Cafe