Tuesday, July 31, 2012

[Books, Review] The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Started on: July 20, 2012
Finished on: July 31, 2012 

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 said "I will only watch the movies, no need to read the books, there is wikipedia". I took that back when I picked up the first book of The Hunger Games. Since everyone around me has already read them, I then said "Why not!".

Book 1 of The Hunger Games series. It's going to be as big as Harry Potter. Well, that's what I think.

The contents of the book was great. I enjoyed it very much, despite the fact that the Capitol is totally screwed up in so many ways. They have nothing better to do with their lives then assign kids to an arena and watch them slaughter each other.

The characters of the Capitol seem very colorful, and they do all seem to dress like clowns. Those from District 12 know how to survive, I think that is what helped Katniss and Peeta survive in the games. They were brought up with poverty, and not much food. They were taught on how to live to survive.

The tributes from the other Districts seemed to be lacking in the details, it was very vague. But since the book was from Katniss's point of view, it is understandable and very realistic.

When the games started, my heart raced every time something or someone gets killed. That's what I love about books like this. It makes my heart race and gives me heart palpitations. It makes me read more, and faster. It shows that I'm really into that book.

The love Peeta has for Katniss is just amiable. I love him for loving her for so long. I don't know how he just stood there, without even telling her. But poor thing, Katniss broke his heart. I wish I could just give him a hug and all his problems will go away. I love him.

Katniss's confusing love for Peeta and Gale. She thinks she loves Gale but no, her heart says that she's meant to be with Peeta. Its fate! They should be together.

In conclusion to my review, The book was fabulous. I recommend all those who loves Harry Potter, reading YA novels, and absolutely everyone to read it.
I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book!


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