Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph

Title: Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: September 14, 2008
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: YA - Science Fiction
Source: Purchase
Series: Hunger Games #1

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

First Paragraph:

When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping.


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OK, your not the only one, I haven't read this series. The intro does grab me though. enjoy