Mark Barker Barker itibaren 31869 Latasa, Navarra, İspanya
This is a book that everyone is talking about; kids, adults, teenagers, even reporters in a recent issue of the New York Times magazine. The reason lies not in the writing, which is unremarkable, but in the pace of the plot, which is gripping, and the setting, which is fascinating. This is a book that demands to be consumed, furiously. The protagonist, Katniss, is a tough, practical girl who appeals to a wide range of audiences, male and female. She is picked to take part in the annual Hunger Games, in which children from each District are forced to fight to the death for the televised amusement of the Capitol. It's not a book I would use as a touchstone text or even necessarily introducing to children. It speaks for itself, and takes off in a crowd like wildfire. (Since reading, I've already unintentionally convinced several people to pick it up because I couldn't stop talking about it. ) Once finished, this books demands talk: talk about how the dystopic Panem relates to our world, the role of media in influencing reality, the purpose of the violence that is central to the plot.