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The ZS Roe Vlog

The Hunger Games–Jump On The Bandwagon

The ZS Roe Vlog

When it comes to books, I tend not to “jump on the bandwagon.”  I read and enjoyed the first two books in the Harry Potter series, but am in no rush to start the third.  I even read the first Twilight novel, though I won’t make the mistake of starting the next one.  And so when I heard young adult readers were now crazy in love for a new set of books called The Hunger Games, I didn’t make much of it.  I did, however, become curious when I heard the books were about a game where teenagers kill each other.  Sure, it’s not an entirely original concept, but it’s one I’ve enjoyed in other novels, and so I thought I’d give it a try.  And, as it turned out, I loved it, which is why today I’m recommending Suzanne Collins’ first novel in the trilogy, The Hunger Games.

For newcomers unfamiliar with this project, The ZS Roe Vlog is my place to share the best in storytelling. Every two weeks I’ll recommend a novel, short story, poem, or film, and bring you along to the places in which these stories have particular significance.

So, without further adieu, I give you:

Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES (Scholastic Press)

The Hunger Games in a nutshell:

North America has fallen, and the nation of Panem has risen in its place.  Every year, two children from each of the nation’s twelve districts are randomly selected and sent to the Capitol to participate in The Hunger Games.  This year, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place in the games, but soon finds herself up against new and unexpected odds when Peeta Mallark, the other contender from her district, confesses that he is in love with her.

The trouble is, The Hunger Games is a fight to the death on live TV.  There can only be one winner.  There can only be one survivor.

In The Hunger Games, love will only get you killed.

The ZS Roe Vlog is something of a passion project–a place for me to share with you my favourite stories from various genres and mediums.  It is created and written by me, and often shot by my wife or my sister.  That music in the background that totally rocks your world?  Yeah, I wrote and recorded that, too.  Far out, right?  In any event, If you have a comment or question, please leave a response below.  Thank you for reading and watching.


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