Suzanne Collin’s best-selling trilogy, “The Hunger Games Series” has been a highly requested and checked out series. Awards honoring this series have been many; among them No.1 New York Times bestseller. The books, cataloged in the Young Adult section, have created an interest with all age groups. The contents of the story, which takes place in the future, are disturbing with violence and survival. That having been said, these books are page-turners from the start and hard to put down. This haunting series will stick with you long after you have finished reading it. The movie based on the series will be released on March 23 and many readers are hoping to have the series read prior to watching the movie.
Now, if you’ve read “The Hunger Games Series” and still want more, here is a list of books that are similar in tone/content to The Hunger Games books. They are all available for check-out. Located in the Young Adult Section, some are stand alone stories and others are the beginning book in a series. “Matched” by Ally Condie, “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore, “Feed” by M.T. Anderson, “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner, “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness, “Life as We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pfeffer, “Blood Red Road” by Moira Young. “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman. Jen Leveck, children services librarian, would be happy to assist you in making a selection and answer any questions about books in this area. Chances are good she has read several of these.