I admit it, I don’t read a lot of YA, but I am an unabashed fan of Suzanne Collins’ HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Count me in as one of the many fans eagerly awaiting the third book, MOCKINGJAY, which will be released on August 24th. Yes, I’ve pre-ordered it. And no, it can’t get here soon enough.
If you haven’t read this series, you are SO missing out. Don’t let the fact that you’re a grown-up and this is a YA book deter you. It’s a page-turner, with a strong plot and great, fully fleshed-out characters. Oh, and it’s chock full of great writing. My mother, who’s a super picky reader, read the first two books in two days. Steve, who’s a huge fan of Lee Child, loved the books, too.
Still not convinced? Here are even more reasons why the HUNGER GAMES trilogy should be added to your Must Read List:
- The hook: Battle Royale meets The Running Man… but with KIDS!
- Kick-ass female protagonist
- Post-apocalyptic dystopian setting
- A love triangle!
- Plenty of blood, gore, and violence
Read it read it read it. Then tell me what you think.