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Looking For A Good Book? Try ‘The Hunger Games’

I just flew back from Salt Lake City and downloaded ‘The Hunger Games‘ series by Suzanne Collins for the trip. I bought all three books immediately because I know several friends who REALLY ENJOYED the read. One in particular (Hi Kyle!) I trust dearly, so I knew it wouldn’t be money wasted.

Well, I read the first book in 2 days and let me tell you… it was GREAT!

The world Suzanne created is going to translate very nicely onto the big screen. This week it was announced that ‘The Hunger Games’ movie is scheduled to release in March of 2012. You have a few months to pick up this title and get through it. I highly suggest you read it before the movie. We all know how books never translate properly into film.

Anyway, while I was on the plane reading I had to literally control myself. There were 3 or 4 scenes that brought tears to my eyes. They weren’t particularly sad scenes, but the way Collins wrote them really spoke to me. She tapped into something real for me and I couldn’t stop reading until I got to the end of the book. The man next to me must have thought I was having a seizure. I had to use my entire body to NOT break down while getting through one of them. LOL!

I won’t give anything away because I hate when I read reviews that do, but I am telling you to consider the book if you are up for something new. 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I think I know one of the scenes you are talking about. The book made me cry too. I can’t wait for you to read the rest of them. The second one is even better than the first. The third one is good, but the second is my fave.

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