Sunday, January 31, 2010

Books We Love - The Hunger Games

Two of the best young adult books I have read this year has been Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and its sequel, Catching Fire.  I just did a quick search for the cover picture of this book, and Scholastic has announced the release date of the third and final book in the trilogy as August 24, 2010.  That is somewhat sooner than I expected, as in the past I have waited several years for an entire series to be published.  Most of the students in my grade 6/7 class seemed very interested in the storyline of these books, but the reading level of the books makes them accessible only for my top readers.  I may consider using them as a read-aloud in the future, or a literature circle choice, but I may just leave it as a choice in my classroom library.  So far the books have been passed from one student to another in my class and there always seems to be somebody waiting to be the next person to read it.

Check out the Scholastic web page for a summary and a peak at the first chapter of each book.

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