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Down with the Capitol!

If you haven't read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (or book two, Catching Fire) then tomorrow is just another Tuesday. But for the rest of us, it's the much-anticipated release of Mockingjay, the third and final book in the Hunger Games Trilogy (unless Suzanne decides, "What they heck, let's go for the Lear Jet," and decides to write more in the series, which I would happily buy).

This series has been raved about by Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, and yours truly, especially when I'm speaking with high school English teachers. I'm always on my soapbox begging these folks to stop pelting teenagers with Of Mice And Men, pleading for them to let young adults read AMAZING young adult literature, like the Hunger Games, which will turn non-readers into reading fanatics. Unlike, Animal Farm, which is kryptonite to able-minded teens.

And like Harry Potter and (insert vampire book here), the Hunger Games is a series savored by teens and adults alike.

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Reader Comments (5)

You are so right, Jamie. I was reticent to read it at first, because it's so far outside of my normal genre of choice. But I was hearing about it everywhere, so I figured what the heck. Now I am a fan for life, no matter what Suzanne Collins writes. I actually haven't had the chance to read book two yet because I've been reading other things, but I guess I better get with it since three is coming. Let's hope your work with teachers bears some fruit.
August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stallsworth
Heading to the bookstore on my lunchbreak to pick up Mockingjay!! I can't wait to find out what happens!
August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaryke
Right on, Jamie! I've got Mockingjay on order.
August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Kubicek
How ironic! Right after I finished The Hunger Games Trilogy, it's your book that I picked up. Just halfway through now and thought I'd take a spin on the Internet to learn more about you and here you are recommending the series! You are so right that Suzanne Collins did a great job (1 and 2 of the series being better than the 3rd).
September 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCariadne
I agree Cariadne, without spoilers or anything, 1 and 2 were a bit better. Mockingjay is thoroughly enjoyable though.
September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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