Charlie McButton likes computer games so much, he never plays with anything else. When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, his tech empire comes tumbling down, and his whole world loses power.
He needs batteries--FAST. But the only triple A's he can find are in his little sister's talking doll. Will he resort to desperate measures and cause his little sister to have a meltdown of her own? Or will be snap out of his computer craze long enough to realize he can have fun with her, even without batteries?
Suzanne Collins, author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, and award-winning illustrator Mike Lester team up for a hilarious and timely tale that will crack up young computer addicts and those who love them.
Published in 2008, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the 1st novel in a trilogy by the same name. The 2nd and 3rd installments, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, were released the following years by Scholastic.
The novel follows a girl named Katniss living in a future, dystopian society, where she competes in an extreme reality T.V. show called the "Hunger Games." The book was a commercial megahit, selling almost 1 million copies in the U.S. It has since been translated into 26 languages and sold in 38 countries.
The Hunger Games was also well received by critics, in addition to winning the prestigious California Young Reader Medal, the novel was named a New York Times Notable Children's Book and 1 of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.
A film of The Hunger Games is scheduled for worldwide release by Lions Gate Entertainment in March 2012.