An awesome novel. The first in a series. CAN NOT WAIT for the next installment!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a great young-adult read. CollinAn awesome novel. The first in a series. CAN NOT WAIT for the next installment!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a great young-adult read. Collins is also the author of the Underland Chronicles, which began with Gregor the Overlander. I received a free copy of this novel (Thanks, Scholastic!), lent it to a student who loved it, have seen various reviews of this novel listed on other readers’ book lists, and, must say, that I enjoyed this novel...very much. Well, if you are supposed to enjoy a novel about kids killing kids…
Each year two kids are chosen to fight until death in what is call the Hunger Games. Main character Katniss Everdeen steps and volunteers to take the place of her sister after her sister's name is drawn. This begins a surreal journey...one that reminds me of short story that used to be in my 10th grade literature books entitled "The Most Dangerous Game," except I like this novel even better!
A novel that could definitely be included in my anti-bullying unit, a novel that kids are going to truly enjoy...maybe even more than some other popular series? Read in someone's comments on a blog post (sorry...cannot remember whose blog) that most of the respondents there feel this series will surpass The Twilight series. I agree.
Lots of good info here at Scholastic that students would love as they read this novel. This series continues with Catching Fire, being released September 1. Need to get that one pre-ordered! ...more
Probably the best book I have read this summer. PLEASE read this book. All English 11 teachers should read this one. Definitely.
Katherine Howe tells tProbably the best book I have read this summer. PLEASE read this book. All English 11 teachers should read this one. Definitely.
Katherine Howe tells the story of Connie Goodwin, a Harvard doctoral student, who spends a summer in her grandmother's primitive house (in hopes of getting it ready to sell); instead, she becomes involved in research that takes her on a journey into the lives of those accused of witchcraft during Salem witch trials.
This insight into the accused is quiet interesting and eye-opening....oh, the cruelty that lasted for months.
Howe is a grand writer...just go ahead and plan a day for reading or plan to stay up late finishing this one! Her characters are real (really...shhhhh! even the witches...or physicks as they may be called), her setting is alive, and she showed me through this novel one of the best reasons for always writing. Interested in hearing more about this? Then please visit my blog here.
Besides an awesome use of vocabulary (I really like that for our upper level readers), she illustrated through this novel her avid knowledge as a researcher and portrayed this in such a great narrative format.
I wish I could recommend another novel by this author, but this one is her first. And a very good first one, it is!
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