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I’m a huge fan of post-apocalypse fiction. The Road made me cry, The Passage nearly thrilled me to death, and The Stand still gives me nightmares. Same goes for YA fantasy. I have to re-read the His Dark Materials trilogy every few years because it’s that amazing.
So, it’s a wonder that I haven’t cracked open a single one of the The Hunger Games books, the YA post-apocalypse fantasy that has attracted cult followers to rival Twlight. As dozens of my friends have complained, “What are you waiting for?!”
Lucky for me my wait is over, and I’ll be reading the first two chapters of The Hunger Games for free! Check out the Facebook pages of The Hunger Games, Scribd, and Scholastic for the free chapters. We're also offering it on iVillage’s Facebook page through September 9th. To push me even more towards the page-turner, I’ll be reading for a good cause. After reading, just answer a quick question about the story on Facebook and you could enter for a chance to win a classroom library for the public schools served by DonorsChoose.org.
The fun has already begun. If you haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, I hope I see you on Facebook! If you have read it, let me know how you liked it by posting your reviews in the message boards.
One more reason to get cracking on this trilogy now: The movie is due out next spring. I am holding off my opinions on casting until I learn more about the characters, but I’m already excited to learn that Lenny Kravitz makes an appearance. Swoon! (Check out the trailer.)
Jessica Dukes is the iVillage Community Director. Follow her on Twitter @JessicaSDukes