The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Sunday, December 13, 2009

If you are looking for a story with a happy ending all lose ends tied up everyone with the one they love, well it's not going to happen here.. But that doesn't mean it's not a story worth reading.
If you ever seen The Village, this is kind of how this is.Except the monsters in the forest are real. Real and hungry for the humans.The Sisterhood who is in charge are not what they seem! Once the breach comes everyone has to fight for survival. Mary has to choose between the one she is suppose to marry or his brother who she loves and he is also suppose to marry her best friend. They are told they are the only surviving village and now it is down to 6 of them with no where to go and no answers.They go down the forbidden path in hope to find outsiders. Mary seen the one outsider who came in the village through here she knows the sisters sacrificed her to the forest so no one would know about life outside the village. Now Mary is determined to lead them to the Ocean..
In this book not many survive. The people who love one another can not be together.Though they do get some beautiful moments. You will watch as Mary loses ones she loves, finds herself in the sisterhood, finds herself having to married to someone she doesn't love. She longs for the one she loves and loves her. She discovers dark secrets,, You will not be able to turn this down.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This story is based in the future when the government takes over. They have made 13 districts except that District 13 got out of line and the Capital eliminates it and the people who live there. Each district also has a purpose to serve the Capital. There is no communicating out of your District either. Each one is surrounded by an electric fence. The Districts to are very poor. Most don't even have water or electricity.

The book is told around Katniss who is from District 12 the Coal Mining District. She is 17 and the caretaker of her mother and sister. Her father died a while ago and her mother was unable to take care of them. If not for Katniss they would have died. Her and her best friend Gale even go out of boundaries. There is a hole in the fence that they can get into and hunt in the woods and pick anything edible to eat. They even are able to sell some of it on the black market for profit. They help eachother since both are taking care of their families. His father too died, he has lots of brothers and sisters and a mom to take care of. He is also almost 18 then he has to work in the Coal Mine where both fathers died at.

The Capital likes them all to fear them so every year they make the children from each District from ages 12 to 18 put their names in for the Hunger Games. They then pick a boy and girl from each District to compete. You can volunteer for this also. The kids who are poor most likely have their name in more times. If you want you can enter your name in more than once for each member of your family and they will give you grains and water. Like Katniss every year she will enter her name 3 times and every year it carries over. So now that she is in her 5th year of participating her name is in there 15 times.

This year is her sisters first year of being entered although Katniss will not let her sister enter her name more than once! Because most who go into The Game never come back. The Hunger Games takes the one boy and girl from the District and forces them to the arena which is different every year and they have to kill or be killed. Because it does not stop until there is only person left! This person is rewarded too. Some of the other Districts take this as an honor and go in there to slaughter and win. It is all taped and live and every District must watch even the childrens parents.

This year the name they call is Katniss sister. But Katniss refuses for her to go and takes her place. The other contestant is Peeta a boy that saved Katniss from starving to death. Now they have to go in there and kill one another. The only thing is they refuse. But she can't tell if he is just playing that he loves her for the media or if he really does. The more the media likes you the more sponsors you get and the more help with food and supplies.

Though they are friends, only one can get out!! This book really makes you think and you never know what will happen. In the Arena there are always surprises and The Capital makes the rules as they go along.

It is a fight to survive, and you just don't know how any of them will make it out!!!


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