Friday, March 28, 2014

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

Release Date: July 2010

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 384

Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Part of a series

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death of live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change, but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Happily Ever After: It ends well, but it is not your traditional ‘Happily Ever After’ by any means. It is also the first book in a series, so some plot lines are left to be continued - it is not one of those frustrating throw-your-book-at-the-wall cliffhangers though.

What I Liked Most About This Book: I liked that this book makes you think.

What I Liked Least About This Book: There is a love triangle, and I always seem to root for the wrong guy.

Share A Quote From The Book:
"Prim!" The strangled cry comes out of my throat, and my muscles begin to move again. "Prim!" I don't need to shove through the crowd. The other kids make way immediately allowing me a straight path to the stage. I reach her just as she is about to mount the steps. With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me.
"I volunteer!" I gasp. "I volunteer as tribute!” 
Would I Recommend This Book: I would recommend this book enthusiastically.

Would I Re-Read This Book: I would, and have.

Rating: Five out of five stars! I loved this book. And apparently, much of the reading world did too!

Other Comments: Due to the subject matter of this book, it probably isn’t suited for the extremely squeamish or kids younger than 13ish.

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