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Kidsday: Hooked on 'The Hunger Games'

"The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition," Suzanne Collins
(Scholastic; $12.99)
Best for ages 12 and up
Rating 5 smiles

In Panem there are 12 districts, each very different from the next. In the middle of Panem is the powerful capitol. Every year the capitol holds The Hunger Games for their own amusement and to show they’re in power. The Hunger Games are every year and consist of a boy and a girl from each district to fight to the death. Katniss, the main character an inhabitant of district 12, volunteered in place of her sister when they announced the competitors from each district. I couldn’t put this book down. It was the most interesting and thrilling book I’ve every read. I would recommend this book to ages 10 and up.
-- Joseph Traina, Kidsday reporter, 10, Farmingville (Feb. 17, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly

"The Hunger Games," by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), is a book that is being adapted as a movie that opens Friday. Critics said this book will leave you on the edge of your seat. I agree: I loved this book. I couldn't put it down.

It is about a girl who lives in a city that has 12 districts. She is in district 12. In the Capitol that the 12 districts surround, they pick a girl and a boy out of every district to fight against the other districts. But, only one can survive. In this story, Prim was selected, but her sister, Katniss, took her place.

My friend thought the book sounded silly when I told her about it. She said she didn't want to read it. But I made her! She finally decided to read it and she said it was amazing. The same thing happened to my twin sister, Victoria.

Once you read the book, you will be hooked. There is no possible way of getting out of the trilogy. The Hunger Games has three books: "The Hunger Games," "Catching Fire" and "Mocking Jay." The movie theaters are going to be packed.


Pac-Man Party 3D review


I played the video game called Pac-Man Party 3D (Namco). This game is played on the Nintendo 3DS. I did not like the game. This game was extremely boring and you only had to press three buttons the whole time.

One of the best things about this game is that the appearance was fairly good and it was interesting to see how the game worked. Another interesting feature in this game is that the castles moved up every time I moved up a level. I felt like in this game you were on a board game trying to find your way around the board without getting pushed back to the start.

I think it is best for kids 10 and younger.

RATING: 3 out of 5

--Kidsday Reporter Jessica Terrell


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