"What We Like"
Hunger Games Trilogy
Hunger Games (2008)
Catching Fire (2009)
In a dystopian future, the country of Panem is under the grip of a repressive security state after a destructive civil war. All of the numbered districts (1-12) live in abject poverty and struggle to survive and to serve the Capital, a decadent, all-powerful central authority. This authority, and a reminder to the districts that the civil war has not been forgotten or forgiven, is manifested in the Hunger Games, a brutal reality show where each of the twelve districts submits two teenage tributes in a televised battle to the death.
Part gripping action, part ironic love story, part caustic warning against the authoritarian reaction to civil disobedience, this trilogy has just concluded with the much-anticipated release of Mockingjay.
The Hunger Games is an extremely popular and in-demand series at the SFPL. Do not be discouraged by the long holds list! The wait is worth it! Request it NOW! Before the Panem government catches you at it and punishes your family!!
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