November 16, 2012
Twelve teens gathered at Eva Perry Library to clean shelves and organize books in the young adult section. They did a great job! Our next teen event will be our Hunger Games Festival on Thursday, November 29, from 7-8:15 p.m. We will be playing games based on the popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Everyone in grades 6-12 is invited to race to the cornucopia, escape from the tracker jackers, design an appropriate dress for the television interview, escape the fire, and to try and use archery to be the champion. In honor of the occasion, I am going to post our Hunger Games book trailer that was made long before the series was popular. Enjoy, and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!
April 23, 2012
I have found an interesting trend regarding this particular movie: all the guys I know hated it and all the girls I know loved it. I have no clue why. Either way, I went to see The Hunger Games the week after it came out, and I personally really enjoyed the movie.
I don’t think a plot summary is entirely necessary for this review, but I’ll include a small one anyway. The dystopian country of Panem is divided up into the Capitol and 12 districts, each of which specializes in producing some product. As punishment for a previous uprising against the government, every year the districts each offer up a girl and boy tribute to compete in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are a twisted survival TV show in which the tributes must fight to the death in an arena until only one winner remains. The book opens before that year’s reaping, or the selection of the tributes, where we meet our protagonist… Read the rest of this entry »
June 18, 2011
Review by Kayla:
In The Hunger Games, two tributes from each of the 12 districts is chosen to fight to the death. The last one alive gets food for their family for a lifetime and a year’s supply of food for everyone in their district. When Katniss voluntarily takes the place of her younger sister, Prim, she is sure she will die. But, she made a promise to Prim that she will really try to win, and right now, that promise means everything. Katniss must now return to district 12 (her home) even if it means killing innocent kids and even her friend Peeta.
This book is great for avid readers. I personally think kids, especially young ones, should wait to read this book as the content is for older kids ages 12+. Read the rest of this entry »
June 15, 2011
*This blog post got Cheenu book bucks for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2011.
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, is the last book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. The background of this book is the country of Panem, the result of a devastated and ruined North America. The country of Panem is made up of the Capitol (the center of Panem) and thirteen outlying districts whose job is to supply the Capitol with various goods and products. Before the Hunger Games Trilogy began, a civil war broke out in which the districts revolted against the Capitol. The districts were eventually crushed and District 13 was supposedly demolished. As a penalty for the rebellion, the districts are forced to send one male and one female representative from each district to fight to the death on live television. Everyone is forced to watch this battle to show how weak they are. Read the rest of this entry »
March 16, 2009
Did you love Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games as much as I did? Enter this contest to win lunch with the author in New York City!
From Publishers’ Weekly website:
“Scholastic is also launching a writing contest to promote Catching Fire(the sequel). From March 16 to May 15, readers ages 12 to 17 can submit an essay describing how they would survive the fight-to-the-death games chronicled in The Hunger Games. The winner will receive a lunch with Collins and her editors at Scholastic in New York City; the winner and 100 runners-up will also get an ARC of Catching Fireand a mockingjay pin (the bird featured on the books’ covers). Details and official rules are available at Scholastic’s Hunger Games Web site. “