July 10, 2019 / by LiteracyUntangled

Summer Reads – 2019 (Part 3)

This is part 3 in a 4 part series.

With the help of my three nieces, our search for “must reads” continues. Mattie (age 8) shared her review and recommendation for the Rise of the Earth Dragon, book #1 of the Dragon Masters Series, in Part 1. Her sister, Sanna (age 11), reviewed Winterhouse by Ben Guterson for us in Part 2 of the of this series. Now up: Dorrie (age 13) shares her review of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

What if you lived in a world where kids are forced to battle each other to the death, simply for the government’s entertainment?

Katniss’s little sister is chosen for the brutal battle, but Katniss volunteers to go in her place, trying to spare her little sister. The poor, like Katniss, are forced to participate in the games, but the elite members spend their whole lives training to kill.

Does Katniss have what it takes to survive the Hunger Games and be the first female to return to District 12 alive? Or, will she perish like so many others before her?

This book was full of twists and suspense that made you want to keep reading. Katniss is a very believable and relatable character, who grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. I could not put this book down!

If you like survival stories, action, and adventure, you will love this book.
Warning: this book is a bit violent.

Dorrie, age 13
This is book 1 in a 3 book series