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THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

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I was going to write about how the Hunger Games is like Lord of the Flies meets reality TV; about how surreal it is that the author juxtaposes descriptions of opulent clothing and lavish feasts with kids preparing to fight one another to death; about how the book throbs with an underlying ache that comes with the recognition that many of the outrageous happenings in the book aren't that far off from reality, about the depth and power of human connections.

But I am going to settle for this:

All the accolades heaped upon the book? Well-deserved.

Go read it.
#1 - February 23, 2009, 08:45 AM


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