Monday, March 12, 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy: OMG

I'll admit that I was slow to catch on to this series.  I mean, I remember seeing last year's students cradling the book in their arms and sneaking minutes to read it during my class.  I will also admit that I completely understand their obsession.  I started reading The Hunger Games last Wednesday, and I just finished Mockingjay yesterday.

Wow.  What a story.  In fact, I can't stop thinking about it.  I can't get Katniss and Peeta and Prim and Gale and even Finnick (I grew attached to him) out of my head.

I don't want spoilers for those who haven't read this series because you all should.  Immediately.  In fact, I want to teach this series.  Seriously.  If I can get a sponsor to purchase a class set, I would teach it tomorrow because the themes presented begged to be discussed.

I do want to discuss it with those of you who did read all three books because I'm in desperate need of a debriefing.  Here's the deal, if you read the series and want to participate in a discussion, join me on I created a special group just for us to discuss this book.  Look me up, and I will add you to the group.

Oh, and here's a official trailer to the movie.  If you haven't read the book yet, this is amazingly similar to the book.  Maybe it will motivate you to READ!

ps - What should I read next?