Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brave New World

I admit, I was late to jump on The Hunger Games bandwagon when all the reviewers were acting like it was the next Harry Potter series.

Confession Alert: I never read the Potter series.  But I have seen the first movie if that counts.

It took me a year to get around to take the plunge with the Hunger trilogy ... reluctantly since it was YA (young adult) sci-fi. 

Not my thing. 

But I had just finished So Much for That by Lionel Shriver and her other book, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

I was exhausted, a good exhaustion, but nevertheless, I needed something light. 

So I dived into The Hunger Games and I haven’t come up for air yet!

This book is definitely a fast paced page turner story set in a postapocalyptic world that is filled with the complexities of human emotion.  In a dystopian future state, a teenage girl must fight for her freedom – and her life.

Great characters and story arc.

A place and time, unfortunately, that I believe could actually happen to a future society.

But best, a powerful female protagonist.

And I so like that.  You go girl!

Have you read it or plan to read it?  What are you reading right now?

Have a beautiful day!
missing the mom gene


Anonymous said...

I'm reading the second book right now. It's so hard to put down! Love it!

Reena said...

I know! Can't wait to start it. Even The Professor is hooked. He's walking around the house with headphones on listening to the book! LOL

Margaret said...

Well, you posted this Feb 2011 and I am later than you and didn't want to read it for similar reasons. I bought all the Harry Potter books, and 4 of my kids have read them all... but I have as of yet to get past chapter 1 of book 1. Hunger Games surprised me and I liked the movie. I've heard people comment who haven't read the book "Children killing children"... and I say, that is a very NARROW view... yes, but it is SO much more than that" It IS hard to explain. :) Have you seen the movie yet?