Day 8 of the 40 day book challenge is ‘a book that blew me away’.
Books blow me away all the time – that’s sort of what I love about books – but I chose The Hunger Games because it’s a book I really didn’t expect to be blown away by.
I’d heard lots of chat about it online and I think a couple of people had recommended it, but I didn’t fancy it at all. I’m not a big fan of dystopias in general and I knew The Hunger Games was pretty violent and I’m a total wuss about violence, so I still thought no. But then at my launch party for Della, lovely Brigid Coady (who I knew online, but hadn’t met previously) raved about it to me and I decided to give it a try and… it blew me away.
I’ve just reread it for the YA course I’ve been teaching and it blew me away again. I haven’t read the other two books in the series yet (worried they’ll be disappointing), but I definitely will at some point. And I really hope the film lives up to the book.
Have you read it? What did you think? What book blew you away? Is anyone ever going to answer any of these questions? I feel like the guy at the end of Soap…