Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Hunger Games





Katniss Everdeen lives in a world that doesn't know freedom. Her district must choose two children to participate in the Hunger Games. When her frail sister is chosen, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She leaves her widowed mother and sister to go fight for her life, because in the Hunger Games, only one person will survive. Her beloved friend Gale commits to protect her family while she leaves to fight. The baker's son, Peeta, must also go to the Hunger Games. Katniss struggles to keep her distance with Peeta, because in her heart she knows, only one from her district will return. This fast paced story keeps you engaged from page one. Middle school students and up will devour this book so fast, they'll be scrambling for Catching Fire immediately. I loved this book and its memorable characters.

The Hunger Games have won the following honors:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S BEST BOOKS OF 2008:
CHILDREN'S FICTION
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 2008
AN AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
TOP TEN BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS SELECTION
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK2009 ALA AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST
#1 ON WINTER '08/​'09 CHILDREN'S INDIE NEXT LIST
INDIES CHOICE--BEST INDIE YOUNG ADULT BUZZ BOOK HONOR
2008 CYBIL AWARD--FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
2009 CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK AWARD
TEEN CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST
NYPL “STUFF FOR THE TEEN AGE” LIST, 2009
CCBC CHOICES 2009
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE
A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2008
A HORN BOOK FANFARE
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS Of 2008
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE, 2008
LA TIMES FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2008
BARNES & NOBLE BEST BOOKS OF 2008
FOR TEENS AND KIDS
BORDERS BEST BOOKS OF 2008: TEENS
AMAZON BEST BOOKS OF 2008:
TOP 100 EDITORS' PICK
TOP 10 BOOKS: TEENS

1 comment:

  1. i am addicted to the hunger games! <3 i stayed up all night to read it a second time lol i dunno it is just that good. i am so excited to see the movie when it comes out!! http://on.fb.me/gXrImz

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