MOUNT VERNON — “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay,” the last two books in the “Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins, will be the featured titles in the second combined Adult/Teen Book Discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.
The discussion, open to youth from grade 6 to adults, will be led by Beth Hoeffgen, Teen Services director of the library, and Anne Storan, proprietor of Paragraphs Bookstore.
The story is told from the perspective of Katniss Everdeen, a 17-year-old girl who won the 74th Hunger Games with fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark. There are a total of 12 districts in the nation of Panem, which occupies most of post-apocalyptic North America. The Hunger Games are an annual event, devised by the Capitol to keep the districts pacified under its power, in which one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected to compete in a televised battle to the death.
The saga of Katniss continues in these two works. What happens to her next? Is she really in love with Peeta, or with her best friend Gale? What does President Snow really intend for her? Indeed, who can she trust?
Come for the discussion, which will add insight into Collins’ motivation behind a series that has crossed the line between adult and young adult fiction to become a favorite of both generations.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the books may be checked out of the public library, or purchased in Mount Vernon at Paragraphs Bookstore, Colonial Book Shop & Kids Shelf or Kenyon College Book Store, Gambier. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), ext, 243; visit www.knox.net; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on September 13, 2012