Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whoa. I am disturbed by the plot of the story. For an adult book, yeah, but an YA book? I'm a little rattled about it. Otherwise, writing wasn't bad. There were some decent twists in the plot. Characters were interesting. Would have like to spent more time with some of them. The ending didn't surprise me, I had a 'Romeo and Juliet' feeling about the love story. I'm not sure I'm as thrilled about the series as The Spawn is (he's read the series twice over the course of a month). I'm not going to be rushing to finish up the series.

Synopsis: Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun...

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, the shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh 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 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Recommended Reading:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Gift by James Patterson
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
The Magician by Michael Scott
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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