Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Blurb: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Review: So finally I have read The Hunger Games. Or at least, the first book. I knew that from the time I found out they were making a movie about this book that everyone was going on about that I had to read it. I mean, look at The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter. Only the really good books get made into movies (which is why Vampire Academy should be a movie, but I don't really have a say in that) so I knew that The Hunger Games was going to be a good book. And now, finally, I have gotten around to reading the first one! I honestly did not know what to expect, not sure if it was going to be like really adventurous (which I am hardly ever into) or super paranormal or what. All my guesses were pretty far off. I was not expecting the romance (but I wouldn't have loved it as much without the romance, since I am a huge romantic myself) and I was really surprised at how well Suzanne Collins told the story, especially considering she created this whole futuristic (I think) nation that live in a totally different society than we do. It was great! Katniss is such an easy-to-love character and the supporting characters in the book made her character that much stronger and more likable in terms of how she reacts and interacts with the other characters. I loved it! This is one of the best books I have ever read, which is saying something considering how much I love books, and if you haven't read The Hunger Games then I highly recommend you do. Because you know how all of your friends are nagging at you to read it and raving on about how awesome it is? They're right. You need to read it. And it is awesome!

Rating: LOVED IT


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