Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Publisher: Scholastic.
Pages: 374.
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. 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."

The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

I don’t know why I didn’t want to read this series. For some reason, it just didn’t appeal to me. I would hear incredible things from every single person that I talked to, but I just had this unexplained refusal to pick them up. I wish somebody would’ve made me read them though, because I am now hooked.

I don’t even really need to write this review. What can I say that hasn’t already been said a million times? The Hunger Games is enthralling and intense. The plot is sickening but incredibly entertaining at the same time. And Katniss is a kick-ass heroin who may put up a strong front, but probably has more weaknesses than anyone else in the series.

I love how well crafted everything is. I haven’t read such a detailed and creative world since Hogwarts. The creatures, the people, the geography .. Suzanne Collins has a lot of imagination and she uses it well.

Overall, if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of The Hunger Games, go pick it up now. Mixing action, suspense and romance, I definitely think this is one for girls and boys.



  1. At First I really hate the first 3 chapters, then I couldn't stop it. Currently it's on the back shelf but I agree that it's a great book.

  2. TEAM PEETA! yaaaay!
    I'm glad you liked it! XD The book is pure gold.

  3. I loved this book, too. And, the second in the series, Catching Fire, is just as great. I'm anxiously waiting for the 3rd book to come out. I've heard rumors they are going to make this into a movie - have you heard that?

  4. Team Gale!!! Haha
    I can't wait till Mockingjay comes out!! :(

  5. I'm ashamed to say it... but I haven't read this book yet. I know, what a disgrace! I really, really need to.

  6. WHOO Team Peeta!
    I'm glad you liked the book, I read this a few weeks ago. So your not the only one that waited awhile.

  7. Well, I guess I have to read this now!

  8. I did the same thing! No matter how many people told me it was amazing, I was just like okay... but I'm not reading it. Then I did and I loved it!

  9. TEAM PEETA!!!!

    I wasn't interested in reading it either. This was before I was dystopia addicted, but I picked this up and my addiction began!!

  10. I also loved this book. I only picked it up because I was helping our state pick the books for this year's reading list, and I loved it. The 2nd is even better, and now I can't wait for the 3rd. I am a teacher and read it to one of my classes this past spring and they LOVED it. Even kids who don't normally read were checking it out to get ahead of where we were in class.

  11. Love it Team Peeta is unstoppable!