All the ballots have been counted, and with 67% of the vote, the winner of the election for the 2011 Chelmsford One Book is:
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.
It was an overwhelming victory: Namesake won 17% and City of Thieves earned 16% of the vote.
The One Book Committee is now developing a line-up of programs for this winter and spring related to the book. As always, we welcome your suggestions. Please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com or call 978-256-5521, ext 109.