The Hunger Games Trilogy
by Suzanne Collins
Published: August 24, 2010
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover (1408 pages)
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone 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 . . .
It’s like 1984 meets reality TV and gladiators. I think the series is so popular because it makes you examine and ponder how we as a world are living now. This is one of the first books to come out in the huge dystopian YA market. It was recommended to me by Stephenie Meyer (not personally…) and I enjoyed the series as a whole. The end of the last book grew on me. I didn’t like it at first. There’s a supernatural element to them, too, which I enjoyed.
Content Rating: Medium, for lots of violence, some of it kind of disturbing.