Got an Appetite for "Hunger Games?"
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:29pm
The Hunger Games is the first book of a scintillating trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is written from the protagonist's point of view, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a future dystopian world in the country of Panem with 13 districts where North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation, which they abuse by keeping citizens on the brink of starvation. An annual event, in the Hunger Games one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a no-holds-barred televised battle in which only one person can survive to earn fame, wealth and extra provisions for his/her District. This best-selling trilogy has been in hot demand at the library ever since the first book was published in 2008! Now eager fans are anticipating the exciting Hunger Games movie release on March 23.
So...which character did you most identify with? What skill would be most useful if you were a tribute (a participant) trying to survive in the Arena? We know that there are gobs of Hunger Games fans from the young to the young-at-heart out there (we still can't keep the books on our shelf for more than a day). Let's meet each other, share a snack, compete in Hunger Games-inspired challenges and discuss the book that made us cringe, cry, smile and gasp as we devoured each page and eagerly moved on to the sequels. Be sure to call 202-724-4298 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to confirm your attendance, so we can have a head count for food. Stay tuned for more information on DC Public Library's upcoming Hunger Games-inspired anti-hunger charity work. Join us and do your part to help end hunger in Washington, D.C.!
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, March 17th at 3 p.m. and/or Wednesday, March 21st at 6 p.m.