The USA Today has asked a bunch of authors which book they fondly remember as the best book they ever got for Christmas.
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins nominated The Dictionary of Classic Mythology.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I was 9 years old and obsessed with Greek mythology. This was the first grown-up book I’d ever received and I just devoured it. It was given to me by my mum. She had introduced me to mythology a couple of years earlier with one of her childhood books. And not only do I still have it, I refer to it all the time. It’s held together with a hair elastic because the spine finally broke in two from overuse. I printed my name very carefully on the inside when I was a kid and for some reason put in a Peanuts sticker that says WOODSTOCK FOR VICE PRESIDENT. It’s a permanent part of my library.”
I would imagine there will be countless young people, who in years to come, will nominate The Hunger Games as their best book ever received for Christmas too.