This is about a series of books with Katniss Everdeen, a random girl from District 12, being in the centre of the attention without really meaning to. In this future America, this has been divided into 12 districts, or was it 13? And because District 13 in the past had tried to do an uprising against the Capitol (basically District 1) and failed the Capitol has not only destroyed district 13 but also created The Hunger Games. Which means that from each district a boy and a girl, entering unvoluntarily from the age of 12, will be drawn and entered into this game where only 1 wins/survives. If you lose, you have died in these games. This is the ‘celebration’ of the lost uprising from District 13.
I got my bookmark from a good friend of mine. Its flat so it doesnt miss-shape my pages, its wide enough at the top to fit a hardback as well and I adore the scrabble tiles that spell ‘Page’.
And I found this book interesting:
The Shock of the Fall
‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
There are books you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night.
There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real.
There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days.
The Shock of the Fall is all of these books.
The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
Have you read this book yet or is this on your To-Read pile? Let me know.