Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy

75 years ago, the districts attempted to revolt from the Capitol. The punishment and reminder for this revolt is the annual Hunger Games. Every year a girl and a boy are reaped to represent their district at the Hunger Games. The aim of the games is survival. This year Katniss and Peeta represent district 12 at the Hunger Games, the trilogy follows their journey.

This trilogy is exciting, well written and bleak. Aimed at teenage readers, it appeals to a much wider audience and reminds me very much of the intricate writing and otherness of Lord of the Rings. I really enjoyed reading The Hunger Games, I did nothing else but read them for a week!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Impac prize 2012

The Impac prize winner for 2012 was announced yesterday. The winner is "Even the Dogs" by Jon McGregor. The Impac prize is chosen by librarians around the world and is the most significant prize of its kind.