Friday, May 6, 2011

The Weekend Games

Have you read these books? No? You should.

Do you like action, some puppylove, critiques on society, and coming-of-age stories?

Then you definitely should. Get them all here.

It's the story of Katniss, a rebellious teenager living in the poor coal-mining District 12 of what seems like, in many ways, the post-WWIII nation of Panem. Each year two "tributes," a boy and a girl, from each of Panem's twelve districts are chosen (well, lotteried) to compete in the "Hunger Games" - a literal fight to the death. The victor of these games wins for his/her district more food, and for one year, a teeny bit of favor. Or so it seems. When Katniss' younger sister Prim is chosen, she volunteers herself to take Prim's place. What follows is a story of young love, intrigue, rebellion, [some] violence, but most of all determination and a passionate desire to set things right.

Because it's written for young adults, all three books in the series are a fast read [read: two sittings]. I stayed up WAY too late more than one night because I just had to find out what happened at the end of each! Lucky for you, dear reader, all three books are already out, so you don't have to wait to discover the conclusion of the series!

And, for those of you who have read them, or will read them and want more:

The Movie, coming in 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. I'm excited.

For those of you living in Chicago, I have all three, and would be happy to lend them out!

This weekend:

ECFA Love-in-Action dinner.
Making a cake, post re-coloring of my hair. [Shhh.]
Enjoying the warm weather.
Maybe seeing this?

Happy weekend everyone! Are you doing anything exciting?

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