Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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?