Sunday, 15 February 2009

CYBILS - Winner is...

Young Adult Winner -

The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

The Hunger Games wins for its broad crossover appeal, complicated moral issues, and sociopolitical satire. In a richly imaginative twist on a familiar dystopian landscape, Suzanne Collins creates a deadly game using child combatants to explore the dehumanizing effects of war and violence. Katniss struggles against overwhelming odds while being groomed and polished for what could be her televised fight to the death. At each agonizing choice or fearful alliance, the reader is confronted with the same questions Katniss faces. How far would you go to save yourself? Can you meet violence with violence, yet preserve your humanity?

Nominated by Heather Doss.

Find out the other winners here.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

yay, i still need to read this.
oh, and i totally commented again on an old post, but in caseee you don't see it...i emailed you from this: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

read when you can. :-)


Jordyn said...

I keep hearing about this "Hunger Games" book, but I don't know if I've actually seen it or not.