Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel 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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, 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.

My Review - Although this book is very disturbing it was pretty good. How did Collins come up with this idea for a book? It amazes me the ideas for books but this was an exceptional one. Rue had a special spot in the book for me and I thought the exchange between Rue and Katniss was extra sweet. When the book started out I was confused because I thought Katniss was a boy and Gale was a girl but I eventually figured out that it was the other way around. Also I can't wait to see what happens with Katniss and Peeta in the second book. And will the second book be as disturbing as the first?

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Loved the books!! Couldn't put them down. All my girls and my son have read them and now even hubby is getting into them.

Love good books.

Thanks for the review :)