If you’re like me, you have to read the book before you see the movie.  For me it’s not so much about which one is better – it’s more about making the movie experience more robust.  This sentiment led to my selection of THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins for this month’s Midtown Review Book Club pick.  The movie is slated for March 2012 so we should have plenty of time to read the whole trilogy up front if we get really into it!

Here’s a brief synopsis:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survived.

Have your book club read along with us – or start a Midtown Review book club of your own!

If you live in the Atlanta area you can join us to discuss the book AND MEET THE AUTHOR!  Go to http://www.meetup.com/MidtownReview/ for all the details and to register!

– Dana Barrett, Managing Editor