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Has anyone read The Hunger Games book trilogy?

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I was just wondering if anyone on here has read these books and what you thought of them? My girlfriend is going for her masters in literacy education and she recommended them to me after her adolescent literacy professor recommended them to her. At first I was skeptical because they were teen/young adult books, but once I started reading the first one I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing the whole series in about a week. If you haven't read them, I recommend checking them out. Here's a quick summary of what they're about:

Without giving too much away, the basic premise of the books is that in the future, an authoritarian government rules North America. All of the wealth in the nation is funneled into the capitol where people live extravagantly, while in the surrounding districts people live in poverty. As a symbol of the capitol's power over the districts and a means of controlling them through fear, each year every district is required to send one boy and one girl between 12 and 17 to The Hunger Games, a nationally televised fight to the death.

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I bought the first one at a book store, read it front to back that night, and as soon as I finished it, I went on Amazon and bought the 2nd and 3rd books.  I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series.

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yeah......my 12 year old sister did

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I'll have to check it out.  I read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry a few months ago at the recommendation of my GF (she read it back in high school).

Just because a book is shorter and on a lower level doesn't mean it's a bad book.  Plus...I love dystopianesque books.

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Future use of the word "dystopianesque" will be heavily moderated, LOL.  ;D

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Future use of the word "dystopianesque" will be heavily moderated, LOL. ;D

Have to agree with you there...

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yeah......my 12 year old sister did

Did she like them? You should ask her if you can borrow them.

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yeah......my 12 year old sister did

Did she like them? You should ask her if you can borrow them.

;D

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yeah......my 12 year old sister did

Did she like them? You should ask her if you can borrow them.

she loved them but ill pass on reading them though

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