Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Review: Cybils YA Fantasy Winner, Hunger Games

I was going to write about how the Hunger Games is like Lord of the Flies meets reality TV; about how surreal it is that the author juxtaposes descriptions of opulent clothing and lavish feasts with kids preparing to fight one another to death; about how the book throbs with an underlying ache that comes with the recognition that many of the outrageous happenings in the book aren't that far off from reality, about the depth and power of human connections.

But I am going to settle for this:

All the accolades heaped upon the book? Well-deserved.

Go read it.

4 comments:

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

Sold!

Yat-Yee said...

Okay! Hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

Nandini said...

I just read it and totally agree!

Have to wait till September for book two ...

Yat-Yee said...

This one kept me up at night and lingered on for many days after.