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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Jul 22, 10

bookshelves: fiction, young-adult, dystopia
Read from July 18 to 21, 2010

Suzanne Collins weaves a majestic story that touches not only into the complicated mind of a confused teenager, but the underlying currents of political turmoil that shapes those lives. That is what struck me most about this look into a desperate, dystopian future - even though I know what is happening is abhorrent, I don't care. All I care about is Katniss and her will to survive. I forget about why the games are there and my desire to eliminate them.

That resonates true for all of us, especially adolescents. We know of the larger political/cultural/societal forces that impact our daily lives. But, until those forces directly impact our lives, we ignore them. This isn't about being self-centered, it is just about survival, as displayed by Katniss.
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