Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Hunger Games

"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"

Plot: Well, I can see why this book is a best seller, the plot is dark,creepy and slightly surprising. I would say this plot is more on the Adult side of Young Adult, due to some of the darker elements. Overall, the plot is a great and unique, major props to Suzanne Collins, for being able to create such a wonderful story.

Characters: We really on focus on Katniss. Who is a very serious and masculine, girl. Although, she still maintains femininity. Peeta is so easy to like too, because he is genuinely a nice guy.

Pros: The whole book is just well written.


Final Thoughts:  I held back on reading The Hunger Games, besides it being a best seller, it just wasn't my style I don't really do well with Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian type books. And there were some moments that definitely reminded me why, I don't like them. Moments, that really creeped me out and made me thankful, that we don't live in that world. Overall, though I am glad I read the book, it isn't something I have read before, and the writing really moves you. I want to read the rest of the series, but due to how freaked out some parts made me, I won't be rushing to read them.


  1. Glad you enjoyed! I didn't think I'd like it either but wound up LOVING it.

  2. I'll be reading this one over the weekend, so it's nice to have a review up for this one. I love dystopian/post-apocalyptic books so The Hunger Games and I should have no problems :)