The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is mixture of nerve-racking tension, thrilling action, and engaging love story that will keep you turning page after page. I was kind of amazed at how completely engrossing the plot was.This story is set in a future where the government oppresses its people,
When the book opens, North America as we know it has been destroyed and is now divided into 12 districts, ruled by an oppressive government located at the Capitol. Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl from District 12, takes her younger sister’s place as one of 24 “tributes” selected every year to participate in the Hunger Games at the Capitol.
The Games pit children from ages 12 to 18 against each other in a fight to the death in a giant, treacherous arena. Everything is shown on television and is highly publicized all over the country. The problem with Katniss is that she must not only survive the Games, but deal with a romance between her and another tribute from District 12, all the while deciding if she is willing to kill strangers her own age as a pawn of an oppressive government.
The Games provided a backdrop to one of the most enthralling plots I have ever read. Katniss constantly battles thirst, fire, hunger, wild animals, injuries, and other teenagers for survival. She makes and loses friends, While the plot is mainly what drives this book, the creativity of this future world and the concept of the Games was something new. In addition, the characters are all very strong and show character development throughout the book.
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This book was recommended to me after I read Unwind by Neal Shusterman and although maybe it is not as emotionally affecting as Unwind, I still think it is a fantastic book. The story has just the perfect combination of action, drama, and romance. It has a great message that you can stay human even in the most inhumane conditions. Needless to say, I am anxiously awaiting the sequel. I am sure even greater things are to come in the next book.
I want to scream to the top of my lungs and say that: THIS BOOK IS BEYOND AWESOME!!!!! Okay so maybe not that much excitement is needed, but boy this book deserves a review I probably won’t be able to give. There are plenty of good reviews of this book already, but I can’t resist the urge to put my own two cents in too
It’s really hard for me to really get into what I want to discuss without giving away spoilers. I can say this though, the book had almost everything in it. Thrills, chills, suspense, humor (only a little but it’s there), romance (kind of questionable I guess), struggle with identity, life and death situation (obviously), compassion and so much more that I’m sure I am missing.
As you may have probably guessed it by now,this book is a great read.Go check it out for yourself….CLICK HERE TO BUY “The Hunger Games” NOW