November 30, 2010

Review: Hunger Games

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summery From (and maybe other places? I couldn't search Amazon because of the boycotting thing

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love. 

I liked this. I read about it first on Shut Up! I'm Reading. It's written in present-tense which makes it really awkward to read. I liked the characters(although Katniss made me roll my eyes quite a bit) Prim sort of annoyed me. I didn't and still don't get why everyone adores her so much. I liked Haymitch....he's awesome. And Peeta. <3 I've been team Peeta from the start. I love boys named after bread. ;D I liked the story. I would have written it differently,(In past tense) but I'm not the writer.  Yes, I have read the last two, I'll review them later. 

Overall, good book.  I enjoyed it.

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Bluemoon Cat said...

Prim was kinda cliche, but I loved Haymitch too. :)
After the second and last book, I was on team Peeta too. Gale was too....full of hatred, hurt, and anger.
You're good at reviewing books!
Oh, and nice background.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, nice review! I was wondering what all the fuss for this book was about and this explained it nicely.