Bean There, Read That: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games – November 27, 2012 choice

Join us Tuesday November 27, 2012 7-8:30PM to discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe for Bean There, Read That,” a book discussion group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Don’t forget to bring some cash for food and drinks.

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

Copies of The Hunger Games are available at the Reference Desk first come, first-served, or you may bring your own copy. A little skeptical about this young-adult choice? Try it out anyways, or check out the adult book that reads a lot like The Hunger Games, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the “Battle Royale Act.” A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.

Questions? Comment below or email me directly at eseeger@tscpl.org. Let me know what you’re currently reading below!

Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.