Eva Perry Regional Reads: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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 »

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Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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 »


Teens’ Top Ten 2010: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

August 16, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2010.

In Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, teens Katniss and Peeta are celebrated by the Districts.  They won the Hunger Games by breaking all of the established rules.  On their victory tour, it becomes clear that their defiance of the Capitol’s rules has encouraged people of other Districts to begin breaking the rules.  Unknowingly, Katniss and Peeta have sparked a rebellion.  To keep the rebellion from fully igniting, Katniss and Peeta must pretend that they are in love with one another, even though they are not. Read the rest of this entry »


Request Mockingjay Now: Hunger Games Book 3

July 14, 2010

Mockingjay, the 3rd book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, has been purchased by Wake County Libraries.  You can now place requests.  Don’t wait too long!  We have purchased 120 copies, and there are already 96 requests.  If you want to be one of the first people to read this book in Wake County, place your request todayRead the rest of this entry »


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

November 4, 2009

So I realize I haven’t posted anything in a while: I have been UBER busy with my first year of high school. Who knew that one actually had to study every night to get good grades? I also joined a lot of clubs, which keeps me even more packed then usual. In all of this, I am sad to say, that I completely forgot about this blog. And I apologize. So now I will review a book. Let’s see, the last book I read was Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins…

**WARNING: SPOILERS FOR BOTH BOOKS (Hunger Games and Catching Fire)

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Hunger Games Contest!

March 16, 2009

hunger-gamesDid 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. “


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