Friday, June 1, 2012

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games Book #1
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Adventure, Action.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Released: October 31, 2008
Summary: courtesy of In the ruins of a place once known as North America lays 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.
For Fans Of: Article 5, The Last Princess, The Partials, The Host, Under the Never Sky, Matched, and The Blood Red Road.
My Review: Why did I like this book? Because it blew my mind! Holy freaking cow! Again with my reasons for liking this:
1. The Hunger Games was my first dystopian novel I had read. Everything about the world after a devastating war was so intriguing. I liked the world with new technology but yet the living style of the United States was almost becoming primitive.
2. Katnis is kick ass awesome!! I seriously love girls who can hold their own.
3. The book introduces the Hunger Games which is like the equivalent to the Gladiators. As cruel as this is, I found it fascinating. Just the whole set up of the games was very interesting. I like reading about survival and coming out alive.
I absolutely loved this book. My friend at work wouldn’t shut up about it so I read it to keep her quiet. So glad she got me hooked!
However if you are sensitive to violence and death, be cautious; this book has a lot of it.

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