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The Hunger Games-Book Review

Fabulous. Exciting. Breathtaking. One of a kind. Do you get my point? 🙂

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins                Genre: Dystopia

Pages: 374              Published: 2008

First of all let me say-Why did I wait so long to read this book? It’s been out for 3 years! So I finished it in a day and am now on the 2nd book-Catching Fire. Let’s hope it’s as good as the first one.

Summary from goodreads.com

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 Primrose, 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.

Katniss is a tough character who has to use that toughness to fight her way through the Hunger Games. To be honest I have never read many books that deal with the world different than we know it. It’s never been my thing. This book has changed my mind. It has opened my mind to the possibilities of what our world could become like one day. Really. The only other book that I’ve read about government control is Among The Hidden by Margaret Haddix where the government controls the population.

The Hunger Games is one of those books that you just can’t put down for fear of not finding out what is going to happen. It has little twists and turns throughout that couldn’t have been foreseen. Even though I think that Katniss sometimes isn’t emotional enough or sensitive enough, I rooted for her all the way.

So I give this book 8 out of 5 stars. Oh, wait-I can’t do that! 🙂 5 of 5 stars

An epic story of survival and letting go. Read it. Today. 🙂

Movie Trailer: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/index2.html

2 thoughts on “The Hunger Games-Book Review

  1. So glad you enjoyed The Hunger Games! I had a feeling you might. 🙂 Now that you’ve read the book and seen the movie trailer, doesn’t it look awesome??? I’m really hoping they follow the book. The trailer looks awesome!

    • Christy-

      The movie trailer is AWESOME! I’m going to booktalk this on Friday and show them a book trailer and THEN the movie trailer. Someone else just commented on my teaching blog that she’s even had some students buy District 12 t-shirts and wear them to school! How cool is that????

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