Reading Power Book Club: The Hunger Games
To celebrate World Book Day we are launching Cardiff's first ever virtual book club.
The way it works is that on the first day of each month there will be a new title posted on theSprout for you to read. You just need to get hold of a copy of the book and join in the discussion by adding your comments to the article.
Set in an apocalyptic world the story is set in a Nation known as Panem, the remains of what used to be North America. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and 12 surrounding poorer districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As punishment for this rebellion one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected annually by a lottery to take part in a televised event called the Hunger Games where the contestants have to fight for survival. The rules are simple. Kill or be killed.
The book is told from Katniss Everdeen's perspective, a sixteen year old from the poorest district that volunteered to be a tribute to stop her younger sister from participating. Let the games begin.
Wow, what a book?! Have a read and add your comments below. Don't have a copy? Try your local library.