The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I may be two years behind in reading this book, but I'm just in time for the movie casting bonanza.
Review: Katniss is a bada$$. I'm jealous of her archery skills. Scenes with her sister Prim and ally Rue put tears in my eyes. My heart aches when Katniss can’t comprehend other human beings’ kindness.
This book is subversive. Seriously, how different are we from the Capitol? Watching people poison themselves on Jersey Shore, Survivor, and Fear Factor?
How far are we now, as a society, from reveling in the gore of the Hunger Games onscreen? Ironic. That's what we'll be doing when we watch the movie.
The character development and mirror on society were unexpected in this addictive read.
Check out the website: http://www.scholastic.com/thehungergames/videos/mockingjay.htm
Song to read by: Heavy in Your Arms" by Florence and the Machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eOmvM-4zc