The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book grabbed me on the first page and wouldn't let go. The voice of the young first-person narrator was just right. It showed great inner strength, yet also demonstrated the right amount of innocence. Set in a future America that is familiar, yet terrifyingly different, the plot offers both high-concept sci-fi adventure hooks and down-to-earth living, seasoned with occasional self-examination. And it always keeps moving. Every twist is a surprise. Yet most of them feel 'right' and not set up. Adults as well as older youth will enjoy this book, even if it paints a picture that is predominantly bleak, sort of Logan's Run meets Survivor meets Lord of the Flies.
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