Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Challenge 2010

Today is the first day of fall! This season I thought it would be fun to read a series of books. I picked the Suzanne Collins trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay.

About the first book, The Hunger Games:

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Suzanne talks about her clasical and contemporary inspiration for The Hunger Games:

Are you going to participate in the Fall Challenge?

These books are definitely different from what I usually read, but it is a challenge afterall! The challenge starts today and runs through December 20th.

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