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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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really liked it

I was surprised that I liked it. Thought that it was going to be just fluff. And there was plenty of that. But plenty of thought provoking themes as well. Great stuff for young adults, and a great way to start a conversation about American superiority in the world and the society that we live in. Just what do we value, and what are our priorities? How is it that we can all share the same planet, but because we live in different countries (or districts) we can turn a blind eye to the suffering of others and be content with such excess and greed? While the excess of the Capitol seems over the top- is it really, when compared with the trends and styles and excesses of our own here in the US? Multiple homes for some, while others don't have a roof over their head. Fake hair, body parts, teeth, and every other plastic surgery imaginable, while some in the world lack the surgeries to provide them with eye sight to see. Plus, who doesn't love that the hero is a female? I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Started Reading
July 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
December 27, 2010 – Shelved

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