The Hunger Games Books Aren’t Just for Kids

I don’t read a lot of young adult literature, but I was given The Hunger Games trilogy for Christmas, and I couldn’t put the books down. The Hunger Games books are set in a post-apocalyptic future, in a totalitarian society where the capitol of the country forces the other districts to do all the blue collar work. The people in these districts rebelled a few decades ago, and they lost. As a reminder, the capitol forces these district to pay tribute each year by sending two of their children to “The Hunger Games.” Think of these games as being an amped up version of the Survivor reality show, with one big difference–the goal of the participants in The Hunger Games is to kill the other contestants. Continue reading