The Running Man – Stephen King
I had seen this recommended as a good readalike for the Hunger Games, that it deals with a lot of the same themes and ideas. Which is absolutely true. I also liked that it would appeal to guys. I found it a little hard to get into, and maybe it was a little ironic that I spent a few afternoons reading it while sipping a glass of wine in a fancy hotel lounge, but ultimately I enjoyed it. Ben Richards is compelling, and his fight-the-man attitude would definitely resonate with teens. And televised blood sport is not all that hard to believe.
The one huge caveat with this book is that the introduction reveals the denouement. You might as well read the last page as read the introduction. Thanks for nothing editors!
(I’m both sick and crazy busy with work stuff that I can’t talk about yet, but am dying to share with the world, and so I’m trying to get any kind of backlog of anything done because if I don’t do it now I’ll never do it. )