I’ve been living under a YA rock.
I didn’t know what Mockingjay was. I had to, I’m sorry to inform you, Google Suzanne Collins’ smash hit series, THE HUNGER GAMES. I know. It’s a little bit sad.
I read the synopsis, and it sounds as awesomely dystopic as another YA book I’ve read recently, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I assure you, this serious business will be corrected.
For those of you out there like me, here’s a synopsis of the first book in THE HUNGER GAMES series:
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. 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.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
In the meantime, check out these two videos, courtesy of Scholastic, of Collins reading an excerpt from Mockingjay and answering fan questions.