And last but not least, what summer book list would be complete without…
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Everyone’s heard of it — the characters, the Peeta-vesus-Gale debate, even the politics — but some might be tempted to pass it off as simply another fad (think Twilight). Truthfully, though, the whole Hunger Games series is about as far from Twilight as you can get. Set in the dystopian society of Panem, where children are forced to battle to the death on live TV, the books somehow remain surprisingly non-gory. Not only that, but they feature one of the coolest heroines I’ve ever met, Katniss Everdeen, who totally lives up to all the hype. Consistently feminist and just generally kickass, Katniss navigates fame, boys and brutal killing as she fights to survive in a world that has been turned upside down. With a plot so gripping that you won’t be able to put it down, the only danger is that you’ll be so intent on reading that you won’t get outside!
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