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Monday, July 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Hunger Games

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



Grab your current read



Open to a random page



Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page



BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)



Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!





This week my Teaser comes from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.



Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble):

Sixteen-year-old Katniss is smart, athletic, and fast. She can take down a rabbit with a bow and arrow, hitting it straight through the eye. Will these skills be enough to survive the Hunger Games?

Suzanne Collins, the author of the middle-grade fantasy series The Underland Chronicles begins anew, exploring a future landscape that will be familiar to devotees of science fiction's dystopic strain. In a nation called Panem, which occupies the landmass that is the present United States, a parasitical fascist Capitol dominates 12 conquered districts. There was a thirteenth district but it was obliterated during a rebellion. The totalitarian government keeps the subjected populations in line by threatened devastation, starvation, and brutality.

The Teaser:

"You have mockingjays?" I ask.

"Oh, yes. I have a few that are my special friends. We can sing back and forth for hours. They carry messages for me," she says. - page 212 of The Hunger Games




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21 comments:

Trillian said...

Nice teaser! I really want to read this book. I was actually just looking at it on Amazon lol

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Fantastic teaser! Love, love, love this book!

pussreboots said...

I have that book on my TBR pile. Mine's from Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami.

Cara said...

I completely adore this series! This is such a great moment in the book and series.

My teaser is over here:)

Jennifer said...

I have been meaning to get a copy of this book. Thank you for the reminder. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesdays-the-blind-contessas-new-machine.html

Manga Maniac said...

Great teaser! I really need to read this book!

My teaser is here Manga Maniac Cafe

Erika said...

i've heard lots of great things about this book- so many that i had to buy myself a copy so i could see for myself just how wonderful it is. it's next on my to be read pile, and i'm very excited to jump into the world of katniss!


here's my teaser from paper towns by john green :)

Audrey said...

Great teaser! I do believe I have seen this book other weeks on TT also. Might have to check it out.
HERE is my teaser for this week.

Aimee said...

Great teaser. I've been meaning to read this! My Teaser is here.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this book. Great teaser :)

Alayne said...

I hope to read this series someday! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Deepali said...

I read this book recently, liked it!
My TT is from "The Spook's Apprentice" : http://readseverything.blogspot.com/

Kathy Martin said...

Nice teaser! I thought this book was very good and am eager for the sequel. Mine is from The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston. Happy reading!

Book Sake said...

Great teaser! Can't wait for Mockingjay!!!!

Our teaser is at BookSake.

Lisa said...

I am so curious about this book and I just added it to my list. Great teaser!

Marg said...

I love this book! Can't wait for the next one to come out!

My teaser is from The Passage this week.

Becky (Page Turners) said...

I think I am going to try and read this. So many people are enjoying it - it sounds really good. I understand that it young adult fiction? If it is, I love the idea of young adult fiction dealing with such contemporary and adult issues

Cleverly Inked said...

I have yet to start this. Great teaser

Emidy said...

I cannot believe I haven't even started this series yet! Great teaser.

Lily Child said...

Such a great book! :D

sarahannmartinez said...

i hope you enjoy the hunger games. it's one of my absolute favorites! and the teaser you posted is a conversation involving on of my favorite side characters. stop by my blog for an award i have for you!