The book group will continue to meet at 7:00 pm for snack & chat. The review starts at 7:30. Members are welcome to bring wine, beer and/or a snack. Soft drinks will be provided by the hostess. The club is open to everyone. Another member will review the book, highlighting information about the author, as well as any other interesting and pertinent materials.
School aged kids who have read the book or are thinking of reading the book are welcome to join in the discussion.
- Host: Miriam Ting (1239 Southgate Dr.)
- Reviewer: Martina Offenberg
- Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
[box_grey]Synopsis: The Hunger Games takes place after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region that was formerly Appalachia. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants (or “tributes”) must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains. The story follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th annual Hunger Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a baker’s son whom Katniss knows from school, who once gave her bread when her family was starving.[/box_grey]
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