» The Hunger Games & Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games & Catching Fire, Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games
Published by Books and books and books on 2010
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover
5 Stars

Every year, twelve boys and twelve girls are chosen to take part in the Hunger Games. Watched by the entire nation, this is action-packed reality TV at its most exciting - and most dangerous. Katniss Everdeen has grown up struggling to save the people close to her. Now she faces the biggest challenge of all - the fight for her life. Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.

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Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (discription by Amazon): 
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

My Thoughts
Green swirlsI’m going to do both of these reviews together because… well, just because.
A long while back a friend of mine (Karen) sent me the link to get the first chapter of this new book called The Hunger Games.  She swore that I would like it and I just had to read it etc.  So I downloaded the first chapter and I couldn’t get past the first 2 pages to be quite honest.
Well, after at least a year I saw both books at my local Walmart and they were on sale for like $5 bucks a piece.  I thought what the heck.  Karen said they were good and even though I thought they weren’t for me I bought them anyway.  Again, I’ve had the books for a very long time and just recently couldn’t decide what to read and everyone… and I mean EVERYONE… is reading these books.  Team Peta, Team Gabe all over the place so I gave them another shot.
I have to say I am NOT disappointed.  It once again took me a little bit to get into the first book but once I did I couldn’t put it down.  I’m completely in love with these characters and I’m so very glad that I gave the books a 2nd chance.
This is a phenomenal story and wow what an imagination Suzanne Collins has!  Just WOW!  After finally getting into the first book I blew the rest of the way through it and then Catching Fire took me just a couple of days.  Now I have to wait like everyone else for the 3rd book, Mockingjay.  I cannot wait!  LOVED IT!!  Great story.
Oh, and for anyone who cares… I really like Gabe, but I’m team Peta all the way!  LOL
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Freakin Phenomenal

About Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find…? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part series, The Underland Chronicles. Suzanne also has a rhyming picture book illustrated by Mike Lester entitled When Charlie McButton Lost Power.

She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.

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