Book reviews for the young adult category

Book reviews for the young adult category available in various formats including audio books and eBooks for PC, Kindle, CD download and more.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay

The Hunger Games Mockingjay

The Hunger Games Mockingjay is the last book in Susanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy, a wildly successful young adult franchise that NPR’s official ranking placed second only to the Harry Potter series in terms of both commercial and popular success. While the first two books, do have political elements, they are, for the most part, pretty traditionally formatted examples of the genre.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

The book opens in the wake of the 74th Hunger Games, in which Katniss and her fellow District 12 tribute have been declared joint victors. The game makers had initially announced that two tributes would be allowed to survive the games, leading Katniss and Peeta to ally, becoming a team of young lovers that goes on to victory thanks to a historically unprecedented decision by the game makers that allows them both to live rather than die by suicide when they threaten to eat poisonous berries in the game's’ climactic moments. Katniss not sure if she’s in love with Peeta, but she know’s she’d do anything to save him, and makes a lucky bet that the capitol won’t let them both die.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a book that launched a global phenomenon. Although initially only published in a relatively small run of fifty thousand copies, the book went on to sell over eight hundred thousand copies in the United States alone, and went on to be published in nearly forty countries around the world. The trilogy that it launched was one of the most popular young adult series since the Harry Potter books took the publishing world by storm. The Hunger Games was adapted into a film that grossed millions worldwide, and the planned sequels are expected to earn even more.

Peter and the Starcatchers The Starcatchers, Book 1

If you always loved Peter Pan as a kid and would like to take a little different look at the life of Pan, Peter and the Starcatchers may be the book you want to delve into. Peter and the Starcatchers is a prequel to the Peter Pan book you know from your childhood.

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

This is the third book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series. If you have been listening to the rest of the books in the set, you are likely chomping at the bit to get into this one and it will not disappoint. This book finds Peter and Molly in a horrible place, Rundoon, a land with an evil king and a lot of evildoers surrounding them.

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

In I Am the Messenger Ed Kennedy is an underachieving Joe Schmo who is admittedly wasting his life as a cab driver. Aside from his job, Ed spends his free time playing cards with his three friends and hanging out with his very old, very smelly dog, the Doorman. He’s also irreparably in love with one of his three friends

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