For Amanda it was all about Catching Fire** this month. She and I both read the sequel to Suzanne Collin's the Hunger Games (linked to our thoughts). and enjoyed it this month. She claims it's "even better than the last one!"
We thought that in addition to saying if you haven't read The Hunger Games just read it, already; we'd also make some recommendations for some of you who brought yourself right to the edge of the cliff with Catching Fire.
For younger Hunger Games fans (and for the record, The Hunger Games is a more mature book and very intense book -- I'd recommend it for 5th grade at the youngest): Suzanne Collins' Gregor the Overlander series, written for 9 - 12 year olds. Amanda read a few of these in 4th grade, but she didn't finish the series. She's listening to the audiobook of Book 1 right now, and is planning to read through the series as she bides her time for the third installment of this one that she loves.
For teen (and adult) Hunger Games fans looking for more, I couldn't help but make comparisons to the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, especially as I was reading the second book.
Another distopian book that Amanda liked (and I am listening to on audiobook) is Life As We Knew It.
Do you have any other suggestions for those who are left hungering for the next installment in the Hunger Games series?
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