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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

 
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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
by I Burnett (Teacher) - Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 3:07 PM
 

As a massive fan of the Japanese film "Battle Royale" I was a little bit suspicious of any other government forces children to fight to the death story arcs, assuming they would be inferior and watered down. However, Hunger Games is both engaging, thought provoking and multilayered, I'm just a little disappointed my prejudices stopped me from reading it earlier. The best fiction aimed at young people since Pullman's Dark Materials.