Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

The Story of My Life / Catching Fire | September, 2009 September 1, 2009

Filed under: Reading List — lakelandreads @ 12:00 pm

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (unofficial)

Selected by Holly Kartchner


From (The Story of My Life):

In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller tells the extraordinary tale of her childhood and her mentor, teacher, and companion Anne Sullivan. Before she was two years old, the otherwise healthy Helen became ill with an unidentified condition from which she recovered—but not without losing both her sight and hearing completely. Helen’s inability to communicate beyond a few rudimentary signs became a source of despair for the Keller family until a young and ambitious Anne Sullivan was asked to become Helen’s personal instructor. Helen’s incredible true story is an inspiration to anyone who has faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

From (Catching Fire):

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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The Story of My Life             Catching Fire