Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Great Expectation: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My first response when I was recommended this book was “This book is about what??! Oh my god. And it's for teens? Dear god.”

I tend to be a bit of a snob about youth literature, as though the Kathy Griffin and Sarah Silverman books I just read show a lot of sophistication. Adult Harry Potter fans seem like the biggest literary snobs in the world and Twilight fans seem… “special.” Both of the groups seem as though they are a part of a cult. So when someone recommended this book and I saw the uproar over Suzanne Collins at the Texas Library Association Conference, I was intrigued. Could this be the book to break me out of my snobbery?


  1. You must read this book. It is so good and the second book is even better. It's classified teen fiction but is so much more. I have a local teacher who uses this series in her adult literature classes.

  2. I loved it so much! I was a little shocked. I will have my review up very soon.