The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Book and Movie Website
As the new year started, we had 10 members at the Sept. 2012 meeting. Because the novel has been made into a movie, everyone had comments about the novel. One member compared The Hunger Games to a Japanese novel Battle Royale. He stated that the book/movie contain similar ideas--fending for self and fight to the death.
Topics that were discussed during the meeting included control, sacrifice, symbolism, and survival. The topics of control and sacrifice were pulled together when Katniss was the Mockingjay--the symbol of freedom for the districts. Freedom from the controlling government; freedom from the child sacrifices that occurred each year.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
Fern Michaels Sisterhood Series
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
The Total Money Make Over, Dave Ramsey
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
Scaramouche, Raphael Sabatini