It's been a while since I've read a book published by Scholastic. While The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is being marketed to teens and young adults...it seems everybody is becoming addicted to it.
I've been reading about this book and seeing folks mention it on Facebook for a while, and finally picked it up.
I could try explaining it, but it would be easier to show you the official book trailer. (Did you know books have trailers on youtube now?)
The characters are well-drawn...and the plot is filled with lots of surprises.
There's a sequel..which I was forced to buy in hardcover because I demand immediate gratification and can't wait until the paperback comes out.
Oh..it's going to be a movie too. Jennifer Lawrence will be play the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. She was on the cast of the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show and was on the movie Winter's Bone.
There's no official trailer for the movie as it isn't scheduled to be released until 2012. Quite a few fans of the book have made their own trailers, and they're all quite horrible. Don't waste your time watching them..just go buy the book.
And then call me so we can talk about it!