Book 12, 13, 14 of 5o in my quest to read 50 books in 52 weeks. (2013)
The Hunger Games (by: Suzanne Collins)
This book series will always have a special place for me because we used the first movie (The Hunger Games) for part four of our series “Church at the Movies”. The author said she first thought of the idea while flipping channels one night between soliders fighting in Iraq and reality TV. She said it seemed odd that two people about the same age were living completely different lives yet both competing for a prize. One was competing for their lives and the freedom of a nation while others were competing for their 15 seconds of fame.
While this trilogy is completely made up, it does present some great life lessons.
We’re taught to never doubt our abilities. We are also encouraged to see that given the right circumstances, greatness is waiting to be revealed in all of us. Katnis (the leading figure) never asked for everything which happened. However, she rose to the occasion.
This book makes me think of the great quote, “Some are born with greatness. Others have greatness thrust upon them.”
One person can truly change a generation if they are willing to pay the price.
This was a fun read and quite a few twists and turns. Definitely recommend it for your next vacation or down time.