Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rain rain rain.....The Hunger Games

Its been raining for days, we luckily missed any tornado's that were touching down in Nebraska.

I purchased a book on Amazon for my kindle on Saturday afternoon, and I was sucked in really fast, a book I never normally would have purchased, but it had such good reviews.

The Hunger Games

I finished it in record time and purchased book 2 and 3 in the series and just finished those too.  The best books I've read in a while, I downloaded them to my son's kindle too!
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

From Amazon: the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing.

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