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Has Your Hunger Been Satisfied? Ours Has!

The movie adaptation of The Hunger Games has been breaking all kinds of box office records. Like many of you, two of our staffers were in theaters at midnight to catch the first screening, and they had early reports about it with those of us who chose sleep instead! The film was a hit for Maureen, who said, "I was really happy with the final result, and I loved how they started setting up the next film by incorporating things that happened in the Districts while Katniss was in the Arena. I re-read the book before I saw the movie, and I'm so glad I did." And according to Dana, "The vibe at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater for the midnight showing was amazing! Having read and loved all three Hunger Games books and anticipated the movie for months, I left the theater at 3AM feeling a little sleepy but very satisfied." You can read more of Dana's thoughts about that night on the Teenreads.com blog here.

And speaking of The Hunger Games, be sure to let us know if you’ve read the books and/or seen the movie in our poll, and answer our question to give us your thoughts on how the movie compares to the books. And if you haven’t jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon yet, our Books on Screen feature will tell you all you need to know about the film and some super cool movie tie-in books.

We have more exciting news for you. We’re calling all writers to enter a special short story writing contest! Dina and Daniel Nayeri, the sister and brother co-authors of the Another Series, have been inspired to turn some of our best known literary classics on their heads to create modern-day, paranormal page-turners --- including the previously released ANOTHER FAUST and ANOTHER PAN. Now it's your turn! Inspired by ANOTHER JEKYLL, ANOTHER HYDE, their latest effort, we are inviting readers (and aspiring writers!) to write a story in which you reinvent a classic story or character, making it modern and, most importantly, your own! Write your story in no more than 1,200 words, and you are entered to win a Grand Prize of a Nook eReader! For all the guidelines and details on how to enter, click here. The deadline for your submissions is Tuesday, May 15th at noon ET, so start writing and get ready to wow us with your creativity.

We have a giveaway to celebrate the release of LOSS, the third installment in Jackie Morse Kessler's riveting series, Riders of the Apocalypse. In these books, everyday teens are transformed into the infamous horsemen of the apocalypse. Their newfound power helps them deal with problems like bullying, self-mutilation, and eating disorders. 30 readers will have the opportunity to win a copy of all three books in the series (which also includes HUNGER and RAGE). The deadline for entries is Friday, April 20th at noon ET.

This month, we are featuring reviews of several new books that you should definitely check out. In Lauren Oliver’s PANDEMONIUM, the follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease.

We also have a review of STARTERS by Lissa Price, which is about a world inhabited just by younger and older people. The change came about as a genocide spore wiped out those who had not been vaccinated, which was everyone middle-aged. Now the older folks do not die, the younger kids without grandparents are left to fend for themselves, and to make money the teens lend out their bodies to the older folks called "Elders." It’s really well done science fiction/dystopian. I had a chance to meet Lissa the other night on a stop on her book tour that often has her at THREE schools a day plus an evening event. Read this one. See if you, like me, wonder if you could survive alone in the world where "Starters" live. By the way, the next book is called...ELDERS.

In Jacqueline Woodson’s latest, BENEATH A METH MOON, Laurel Daneau is still reeling from the losses she endured during Hurricane Katrina. When her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, she spirals into addiction. But as she slowly becomes a shell of her former self, she longs to become whole again. Our reviewer Melanie Smith makes me want to read this one!

R.J. Palacio’s WONDER is a book I can't stop talking about --- and neither can others I know who have read it. In it, a young boy with a profound facial abnormality is mainstreamed into middle school. His story is told by him, his high-school-aged sister, her boyfriend and his friends. Reading it opens conversations about how those who are different deserve to be treated with kindness and not judged. It’s very powerfully done, and one section is better than the next. Read it...and let us know if it changes how you look at --- and treat --- others.

We’re giving away WONDER in our latest Grab Bag of Books contest, along with INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill, THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED by April Henry, REBEL FIRE: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane, and VARIOUS POSITIONS by Martha Schabas. Enter by Wednesday, April 25th at noon ET for your chance to win all five books PLUS a Teenreads.com tote bag.

Need a little break from Young Adult books? Check out our newly updated Adult Books You Want to Read feature, which now includes TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz, ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear, ILLUSION by Frank Peretti and THE LAND OF DECORATION by Grace McCleen.

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2011 Teen Choice Book of the Year. The five books that were chosen most frequently by our readers as their favorites of 2011 are CLOCKWORK PRINCE: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor, DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth, PASSION: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate, and PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins. Many thanks to the more than 7,800 people who participated! Now it's time to make your voices be heard again. From now through May 3rd, you can vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator of 2011 by visiting BookWeekOnline.com. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 7th during Children's Book Week.

We have some recent additions to the Teenreads.com Blog this month. Along with Dana’s post about The Hunger Games, we have a post from Aimee Agresti, author of the recently published ILLUMINATE, and several of the posts that wrapped up our Hunger Games blog series that originated on our newest site, 20SomethingReads.com. We also have a piece from Elizabeth Heyman about her reading graphic novels for her high school class.

Meanwhile, we’ve updated our Cool & New Books feature. Be sure to check out the newest additions, which include CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen, CURVEBALL: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick, NIGHT STAR: The Immortals, Book 5 by Alyson Noël, and THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by Carrie Ryan.

And let us know what you’re reading on Word of Mouth for a chance to win two books. This contest period, one reader will be randomly chosen to win a copy of FEAR: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant and the aforementioned STARTERS. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 20th at noon ET.

Any aspiring writers out there? The
Claudia Ann Seaman for Young Writers is open to all high school students across the country. You may submit poetry, stories, or essays under 1,500 words on any subject. Click here for all the details. The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 15th.

For those of you with younger brothers or sisters --- or perhaps children who you babysit for --- send them to our newly redesigned Kidsreads.com website. Just as we did with Teenreads.com a few months ago, Kidsreads.com now has a makeover as well. We are still moving a bit more content over...another HUGE project, but even now there is a LOT to enjoy.

With the end of the school year in sight (though it still may be a bit hazy at this point) and spring rolling in, we hope you can find a sunny spot to kick back and enjoy some quality reading time!

Carol Fitzgerald (Carol@bookreporter.com)

The Hunger Games is Now in Theaters!
After the worldwide phenomenon of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy, the first book in the series has finally made its big screen debut. In a bleak future, the United States has been reduced to a dictatorship with 12 districts. Every year, in order to prevent uprisings, the ruling Capitol forces one boy and one girl from each district to fight each other to the death in a nationally televised arena --- and only one will survive.

To celebrate this much-anticipated release, the publisher Scholastic has made four movie tie-in books available for those of you who just can't get enough of Katniss Everdeen and the annual games: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION, THE WORLD OF THE HUNGER GAMES, THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED MOVIE COMPANION and THE HUNGER GAMES TRIBUTE GUIDE.

-Click here to read staffer Dana Wilson's blog post about the film, "Tales of a Midnight Viewing."
 
Click here to read more about The Hunger Games.
 
Enter Our Short Story Writing Contest --- and You Could Win Some Fabulous Prizes!
Sister and brother co-authors of the Another Series, Dina and Daniel Nayeri, have been inspired to turn some of our best known literary classics on their heads to create modern-day, paranormal page-turners --- including the previously released ANOTHER FAUST and ANOTHER PAN. Now it's your turn!

Inspired by ANOTHER JEKYLL, ANOTHER HYDE, we are inviting readers (and aspiring writers!) to write a story in which you reinvent a classic story or character, making it modern and, most importantly, your own! Write your story in no more than 1,200 words.

Please note that all entries must be received by Tuesday, May 15th at noon ET, and you must include your short story in the body of your email. No attachments please.

And, for good measure, here are the AWESOME prizes, offered by the publisher of the Another Series, Candlewick Press. The winner (as determined by us) receives a NOOK eReader! And for the Runner-up, a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble!
 
Click here to read all the contest details.
 
Special Contest: Win All Three Books in the Riders of the Apocalypse Series by Jackie Morse Kessler

In Jackie Morse Kessler's riveting series, Riders of the Apocalypse, everyday teens are transformed into the infamous horsemen of the apocalypse. Their newfound power helps them deal with problems like bullying, self-mutilation, and eating disorders.

We are celebrating the release of LOSS, the third installment in the series, with a special giveaway. 30 readers will have the opportunity to win a copy of all three books in the series (which also includes HUNGER and RAGE). The deadline for entries is Friday, April 20th at noon ET.

HUNGER: Riders of the Apocalypse, Book 1
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic 17-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

RAGE: Riders of the Apocalypse, Book 2
Missy, a self-mutilator, now wields a different kind of blade --- a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

LOSS: Riders of the Apocalypse, Book 3
Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid whom everyone picks on. But things change drastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider of the Apocalypse. Now armed with a Bow that allows him to strike with disease from a distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors...and accidentally causes an outbreak of meningitis.

Click here to read all the contest details.
 
Teenreads.com's Latest Grab Bag of Books Contest
Each month in our Grab Bag of Books contest, five readers are awarded a Teenreads.com signature tote bag filled with some of the hottest books --- and may even include a sneak peek at titles that haven’t been released yet!

This contest period's winners will each receive a copy of INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill, THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED by April Henry, REBEL FIRE: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane, VARIOUS POSITIONS by Martha Schabas, and WONDER by R. J. Palacio. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 25th at noon ET.

 
Click here to read all the contest details.
 
Now in Stores: PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver
PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver (Dystopian Fiction)
In this highly anticipated follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Reviewed by Jordana Frankel.

-Click here to browse inside the book.

 
Click here to read a review.
 
Now in Stores: STARTERS by Lissa Price
STARTERS by Lissa Price (Dystopian/Science Fiction)
In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. Sixteen-year-old Callie, who lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first, discovers that her renter plans to do more than party --- her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

-Click here to read an excerpt.

 
Click here to read a review.
 
Now in Stores: BENEATH A METH MOON by Jacqueline Woodson

BENEATH A METH MOON by Jacqueline Woodson (Fiction)
Jacqueline Woodson, a highly talented writer and renowned author of many notable serious YA books, has released a new title based on a sobering subject: teenage drug addiction. This is the story of a high school cheerleader who falls head-on into the trap of meth use and ends up becoming just another invisible homeless girl, a “lost child of the moon.” Reviewed by Melanie Smith.

Click here to read a review.
 
Teenreads.com Talks to Carole Geithner, Author of IF ONLY
Carole Geithner’s debut novel, IF ONLY, follows 13-year-old Corinna as she deals with the heartbreak of losing her mother to cancer. Despite being alienated from her peers, including her best friend, she gradually finds support and manages to get through eighth grade --- while finding out some deep secrets about her mother along the way. In this interview, conducted by Teenreads.com’s Sarah Rachel Egelman, Geithner shares her inspiration for writing the book and sheds some light on her protagonist. She also touches on her experience as a social worker and mother, talks about writing from a teenage perspective, and gives a glimpse into what she’s working on next.

IF ONLY by Carole Geithner (Fiction)
Corinna's world is crushed after her mother dies of cancer. Now she must, somehow, find a way to get through the funeral, trays of ziti, a father who can't communicate, the first day of school, Mother's Day, people who don't know what to say, and the entire eighth-grade year. Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman.

-Click here to read a review.
-Click here to read an excerpt.

 
Click here to read our interview.
 
The Voting is Now Open for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards!
We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year. The five books that were chosen most frequently by our readers as their favorites of 2011 are:

-CLOCKWORK PRINCE: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare
-DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
-DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
-PASSION: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate
-PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins

Many thanks to the more than 7,800 people who participated!

Now it's time to make your voices be heard again. From now through May 3rd, you can vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator of 2011 by visiting BookWeekOnline.com. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 7th during Children's Book Week.

 
Click here to cast your votes for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards.
 
Cool & New Books for March

March's roundup of Cool & New Books includes STARTERS, Lissa Price's dystopian novel set in a future where teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again; OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TIME, the fifth installment in Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series, which finds Cammie Morgan returning to Gallagher Academy, but facing more questions than answers; and CURVEBALL: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick, which proves that sometimes the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Among the paperbacks releasing this month are NIGHT STAR by Alyson Noël, an Immortals novel that follows Ever and Damon as they face down bitter rivals, jealous friends, and their own worst nightmares --- all in the hope of being together forever; THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES, the final installment in Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy, in which a devastated Annah meets a mysterious guy who's linked to her horrific past and her even more terrifying future; and MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams, the gripping tale of a 13-year-old girl whose day that started out so full of hope now spins horribly out of control.

Click here to read March’s Cool & New Books roundup.
 
This Month's Reviews
CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen (Mystery)
In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television. Reviewed by Norah Piehl.

-Click here to read an excerpt.

WONDER by R. J. Palacio (Fiction)
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school --- until now. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. Auggie is just an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? Reviewed by Sally M. Tibbetts.

-Click here to read an excerpt.


CURVEBALL: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick (Fiction)
Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field. Peter Friedman, a high school freshman, learns this quickly after a freak injury ends his pitching career and he must redefine himself in a new life after sports. Reviewed by Benjamin Boche.

DEAD TO YOU by Lisa McMann (Mystery/Suspense)
Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was seven. Now, at 16, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle...at first. But his reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

BEWITCHING by Alex Flinn (Fantasy)
Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in BEASTLY, tells about her immortal existence --- how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. Reviewed by Norah Piehl.

CINDER: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Reviewed by Benjamin Boche.

ULTIMATE COMICS: Spider-Man, Volume 1 written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Sara Pichelli (Graphic Novel)
Peter Parker may be dead, but the legacy of Spider-Man lives on! Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli introduce the new web-head, Miles Morales, a 13-year-old struggling to cope with adolescent trials, family feuds, and…burgeoning spider-powers after being bitten by a genetically altered arachnid. Reviewed by Michael Hicks.

SLIDE by Jill Hathaway (Mystery)
People say Vee is narcoleptic, but only she knows the truth --- when she passes out she slides into the consciousness of other people, and sees the world through their eyes. She didn’t worry about no one believing her before --- that is until she finds herself in the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over her sister’s friend Sophie’s body. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

-Click here to read an excerpt.


FEVER: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 by Lauren DeStefano (Fantasy)
Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. Though Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan, the road they are left is long and perilous. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

TRY NOT TO BREATHE by Jennifer R. Hubbard (Fiction)
Ryan is 16, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life, and asking questions about Ryan's depression that no one else has ever been brave enough --- or cared enough --- to ask. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

MAXIMUM RIDE: THE MANGA, Volume 2 written by James Patterson, illustrated by NaRae Lee (Manga)
Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that’s begun whispering in Max’s head. Is it really her destiny to save the world? Reviewed by David Gromer.

TINA'S MOUTH: An Existential Comic Diary written by Keshni Kashyap, illustrated by Mari Araki (Graphic Novel)
Tina M. is a sophomore at the Yarborough Academy taking a class on the lessons of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Specifically, she’s learning a lot about existentialism, and it’s all just in time, since her social and school lives are somewhat falling apart. Reviewed by John Hogan.


THE DISENCHANTMENTS by Nina LaCour (Fiction)
Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans --- and Colby --- to start college in the fall. But, somehow, the show must go on. Reviewed by Jana Siciliano.

BLACK BOY WHITE SCHOOL by Brian F. Walker (Fiction)
Anthony Jones has never been outside his rough East Cleveland neighborhood when he’s given a scholarship to an elite prep school in Maine. As he tries to adapt to a world that will never fully accept him, he realizes that home is becoming a place where he no longer belongs. Reviewed by Sarah Hannah Gomez.

THE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS by Lynn Weingarten (Fiction)
Lucy is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her. But when three girls enter her life with a magical offer, Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days…and then, break his heart. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

GIL MARSH by A. C. E. Bauer (Fiction)
When Enko moves to Uruk High School, Gil and he quickly become inseparable friends. But when Enko succumbs to an aggressive cancer, Gil is devastated, and cannot even say goodbye when Enko’s parents take his body and return to Canada. But Gil, determined to find Enko’s grave, soon drops everything and heads north. Reviewed by Norah Piehl.


WOLVERINE AND JUBILEE: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS by Kathryn Immonen and Phil Noto(Graphic Novel)
By removing Wolverine and Jubilee from the X-Men’s San Francisco home, author Kathryn Immonen shows readers the dynamic that probably made Wolverine and Jubilee friends in the first place. They may not listen to one another very well, but they are fiercely loyal to each other, and it’s clear that one would die for the other. Reviewed by Ryan Donovan.


THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY: TIME RUNS OUT written by Brandon Thomas, illustrated by Lee Ferguson (Graphic Novel)
Miranda Mercury, the greatest adventurer in this or any other galaxy, is dying, and there’s no possible cure. With only one year left to live, Miranda is forced to wage the greatest fight of her life, and secure the heroic legacy that has defined her since she was a young girl. Reviewed by Danica Davidson.


BILLY FOG: THE GIFT OF TROUBLE SIGHT written and illustrated by Guillame Bianco (Graphic Novel)
BILLY FOG: THE GIFT OF TROUBLE SIGHT is the work of French artist and writer Guillaume Bianco, who culls some of his own life experiences (and interest in the occult) to inform his book. In doing so, he creates a mischievous (some would say downright twisted and mean) protagonist who is obsessed with death. Reviewed by John Hogan.

 
Adult Books You Want to Read

Throughout the year, we feature books from Bookreporter.com, our site for adult readers, that we think will have appeal to teen audiences.

Here are our latest featured titles:

TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS: Document #5 by Lisa Lutz (Mystery)
Chaos abounds in the Spellman family, and things aren’t any simpler for Spellman Investigations, the family business. But Isabel won’t stop hunting for the answers --- even when they threaten to shatter everything she holds dear.

ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Mystery)
Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet: a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power.

ILLUSION by Frank Peretti (Fiction)
Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life --- or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the 19-year-old she was in 1970.

THE LAND OF DECORATION by Grace McCleen (Fiction)
Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, 10-year-old Judith McPherson finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps --- the Land of Decoration.

Click here to see all the adult books we recommend you read.
 
This Month's Poll and Question

Poll:

Have you read The Hunger Games series? (Which line best describes you?)

I read each book as soon as it came out.
I discovered the series after the first book was published, and I have read all three.
I have read the first book and am planning to read the other two.
I have read the first two books and am planning to read the last one.
I stopped reading in the middle of the series.
No, but I want to read them.
I have no interest in reading them.
I am not sure how I feel about these books.
Other (Please specify.)

Have you seen The Hunger Games movie?

I saw it at midnight.
I saw it the first day it came out.
I saw it the first weekend it came out.
I am planning to see it in the next two weeks.
I am planning to see it in the theater at some point.
I am waiting until I have finished the books.
I am waiting until it comes out on DVD.
I have no interest in seeing it.
I am not sure how I feel.
Other (Please specify.)

-Click here to answer the poll.


Question:

In 20 words or less, how do you think The Hunger Games movie compared to the books?

-Click here to answer the question.

Word of Mouth: Tell Us What You're Reading --- and You Could Win TWO Books!
Tell us what books you are reading and loving --- and even those you don't.

This contest period, one teen reader will be randomly chosen to win a copy of FEAR: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant and STARTERS by Lissa Price. Tell us what you are reading here and rate the titles 1-5 by noon ET on Friday, April 20th to ensure that you are in the running to win these books.

 
Click here to enter our Word of Mouth contest.
 
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