- da, Saudi Arabia
- member since June 24, 2008
Afrah Abbasi’s last login was Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
The Hunger Games is a "young adult" novel. Katniss, the hero, lives in a destroyed world where an evil government determines who has a lot and who goes hungry. Every year each "district" is required to offer up one boy and one girl to participate in "The Hunger Games" a fight to the death sort of sporting event. It is kind of like the games the ancient Romans used to have in the Colliseum.
Kat becomes the "Tribute" from her district and has to fight for her life against 23 other kids between the ages of 12-18. It is all televised for the entertainment of the "Capitol", the district not required to sacrifice their own children.
Kat is a powerful girl who loves her family and would do anything for them.
I liked the strong and noble characters who acted on what they believed.
I also loved the adventure and action and the author is quite gifted at describing these scenes.
The Book Thief and Sarah's Key are both about children caught in Europe in WWII.
I hope you get to travel someday too. It is possible if it is what you really want to do. I just got back from a short trip to San Diego and La Jolla, California. It was quite beautiful.
Hi! I saw that you were a fan of The Warriors! I really think you might enjoy my brand new book, THE FAMILIARS, out in bookstores everywhere now. It's about the magical animal companions to wizards and witches, and the main hero is a cat! Thanks :)
Welcome to the Good Reads group. We are glad you joined and want to encourage you to participate. The group profile should give you some idea of how the group works as well as a list of books we have read.
For February, we are reading The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. Please feel free to read along and join in the discussion. Also, the March book nominations are posted; please vote for your favorite; we would love to hear from you.