The Library Minute with Cayce
In Avon Schools, our libraries are hubs of activity. They are centers of learning, imagination, and excitement. In each issue of Oriole Blast, we'll feature a select book review by an Avon student. In addition to enjoying the chance to hear from them, maybe they'll get you hooked on a book.
This book is classified as a young adult dystopian and adventure. The book is written from the first-person point of view of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen. In the year 2147, there are 12 districts. Every year there is a spectacle called the Hunger Games. The capitol uses it as a reminder to the population about what happens when they revolt against the government. Everyone is forced to watch the games.
The 24 tributes must fight for their life, but only one will come out alive, the winner. Each of the 12 districts must send two tributes to play in the Games. They all compete in a massive arena that is controlled by the game makers and the Capitol. The game makers can do anything they want in the game including killing people themselves with different disasters, such as fire walls, killer monkeys, or fog that destroys your nervous system. Peeta and Katniss are the tributes for the 74th Hunger games from district 12. They end up forming an alliance and “falling in love” to save their lives. The game makers change the rules at the last minute so two tributes from the same district can win. But the game might still end with only one person, or none.
This is an enjoyable book that I could not put down. I found every page more interesting than the last. This is a fast-paced book that has many turns of events, from star crossed lovers, to new friendships. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books about action or rebellion.
If your child is inspired to check out this recommendation, they may get it from their school library, by visiting our friends at the Avon-Washington Township Public Library or pick up a copy online.