I only have a moment before I have to start lessons, but I just had to get online and rave about the book I finished exactly five minutes ago.
My sister first told me about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a month ago. It was a Stephenie Meyer suggested reading. I was a little apprehensive when Fancy told me the basic plot line- it sounded a little too much like that horribly depressing short story The Lottery (was that thing a required reading in every state, because I know I had to read it at least twice in Jr High and High school and I had nightmares for weeks after it. I also started looking at all my friends and family with a little more suspicion- would they throw a rock at me if they could????).
But my extreme boredom and lack of anything better to read lead to my starting the book this morning while Fox was at tennis lessons.
I haven't put it down since except to feed the kids and take TQ to her own lesson.
It is FANTASTIC! What a concept. I did find myself a little bored with the language by the end, but I was intrigued the whole way through and am now desperately googling to find out if the sequel is out or will be out soon.
I still haven't decided if it's TQ appropriate- the book still deals with very dark subject matter. But I loved that there was no swearing or sex- just good wholesome kisses and the makings of one epic love triangle.
What a fantastic way to spend the first day of summer.