Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins review

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Page Count: 374

Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

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.


My Review:

Katniss has been hunting for several years now to feed her family, its not legal though for her to go out in the woods and hunt, but she must. Her father died in a mine explosion, just before he did he started teaching Katniss how to shoot a bow and arrow to kill game. Not long after she started hunting she found Gale, a guy few years older then her hunting for his family also in the woods. They became a team not long after.

The of the reaping Katniss and Gale are in the woods Gale says, they could run away together. Katniss is surprised, she doesn't know how to take this information she's never felt anything romantic toward Gale... At lest she didn't use too.

At the reaping where one girl and one boy is chosen from 12 districts Katnisses sisters name is drawn but, she is only 12 so Katniss volunteers to take her place.

The boy, is Petta, the bakers son who has saved Katniss' life in a way he doesn't understand.


I got this book without knowing anything about it, I just got it because everyone was talking about it, but it sit on my shelves for along while collecting dust.. It was nothing what I thought it would be like! It was really good, sad, and scary toward the end. It's, of course, a love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta. At first I loved Gale I wanted Katniss and Gale to get together but definitely right at the end of it, I choose Peeta all the way!

If you like futuristic books and bloody battles and romance you should read The Hunger Games.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book has blood scenes and only afew curse words.

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