The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. End of the year meeting: read the book, watch the movie, discuss! 5th/6th and Middle School book groups. May 2014 Worth Reading, The Hunger Games, Books Worth, Books Series, Movie, Favorite Books, Great Books, Thehungergam, Suzanne Collins
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I wish they had gotten someone cuter to play Peeta....sigh. Lawrence, Hutcherson, and Hemsworth pose in the North Carolina woods. Growing up, Katniss and Gale would often risk their lives by crawling beneath the electric fence encircling District 12 to hunt in the forest. She would use the skills learned on these excursions to keep both Peeta and herself alive in the deadly arena.
"What I need to survive is not Gale's fire. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life goes on no matter how bad the losses. Only Peeta can give me that. So when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?' I tell him, 'Real'." Yep, definitely cried at that part!
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Ages 12 & Up: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling