Saturday, April 7, 2012


Title: Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction,

Pages: 391

ISBN: 978-0-439-02349-8

Themes: One of the main themes is survival. As is Independence verses interdependence.

Summary: Against all odds Katniss Everdeen has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow district Tribute, Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss shed be relived, happy even. After all she has returned home to her sister and best Friend's Gale.Yet nothing is the way she wants it to be. Gale hold her at an icy distance. Peeta turns his back on her completely. And their are whispers of rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion she has helped create. Much to her shock, Katnisas fueled a fire she cannot stop, and not sure if she wants too. The stakes are higher then ever for Katniss Everdeen. Yet the cruel Capitol wont give her a break as shes forced into the Quarter Quell.

Review: This book was a great attachment to the 1st book in the series. The writing is fairly easy to read yet written extremely well. The detail of the surroundings is amazing. Suzzane Collins does a great job explaining whats going through Katniss's head, her survival skills, her love for Peeta and her confusion of whats going on around her. She develops the charchters even more then in the first book. Specifically Prim and Gale who were rarely seen in the first book. I would recommend this book for anybody that enjoyed the first book and was waiting for more about thee world of Panem and Katniss Everdeen.

 


 

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Title: Mockingjay

Auother: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopian

Pages: 399

ISBN: 978-0-439-02351-1

Themes: Explores Loyalty in extreme circumstances, and physical hardships along with the effects of war.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Summary- The third book in the Hunger Games trilogy starts shortly after the second book ends with Katniss living in District 13 after being in the 75th Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is convinced to becoming the "MokingJay" the face of the rebellion that has uprooted Panem. She must fight through her fears and sadness as she faces her lover Peeta who has been brainwashed to think Katniss is trying to kill him. She must fight in the war even through the deaths of loved ones and pursue what fate has in store.

Review- I don't usually like doing spoilers in my reviews but their is no other way to explain the very disappointing final book in this amazing trilogy. The first 2 books in the series were amazing and showed the themes of war and human emotions greatly. This book had a very disappointing ending and left you still wondering about many things. For one Katniss does not make her own decision once in the book. Mokingjay is nothing like either of the other books in the series were she is completely independent. The begging of the book is okay. Nothing imperticlar was great about it except for maybe Peeta being brainwashed. The last section in the book though is rushed and doesn't explain anything. The 2end book I though would be very rushed considering the actual Hunger Games did not start till the end but Suzanne Collins pulled it off. Unfortunately she could not do the same for this book. She completely disregards any human feeling Katniss would have for the deaths of her friends, such as Finnick Odair. When her sister, Prim died I was not even sure what had happened she does not explain it well enough. And then in the end she shoots the new president of Panem, gos crazy, marries Peeta without even saying a word to Gale again. This all happened in the last 20 pages of the book. It seems extremely unrealistic for Katniss to never talk to her best friend Gale again after she returns to District 12. Suzzane Collins said absolutely nothing to sum up the stories about Katniss Everdeens mother, Gale, Haymitch, or Annie. And overall it leaves you in confusion, more queshtons asked then answered. This book was a huge disappointment compared to the rest of the series and I would say its not even worth reading.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

 



Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 374

ISBN: 0439023483

Themes: It tackles the issue of poverty,starvation, and the effects of war on others.



Summary: Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen lives in the poorest district of Panem. District 12. Every year the Capitol picks one girl and one boy from each district to be in The Hunger Games. Were they are to fight to the death. When Katniss gives herself up for her sister she and Peeta Mellark are forced into the Games. But to stay alive and return home to her sister, mother, and best friend Gale she must put instinct over wants and life over love.

Review: This book has by far been one of the best books I have read in a long time. The movie has just recently come out and I am yet to see it. The book is written in First Person. The main Charchter is Katniss Everdeen a 16 year old girl that lives in the poorest district of Panem. With her hunting skills you think you know right off the bat what will happen at the end, but Suzanne Collins keeps through twists and turns at you. The book can have you crying your eyes out at one moment and then smiling and filled with joy the next. The charters are extremely realistic with there feelings of fear and longings to go home. The author does a great job describing everything that's going on around Katniss. She does a great job tying in all of Katniss`s memories and wants to how she is feeling during the Games.The people in the main charter's life play a big role in her surviving.
The writing is fairly easy to read and definitely written for teenagers but I would recommend it for anyone of any age that can read chapter books.It is a little gruesome but other then that it is a great book. It really had a deeper meaning about society and I think adults and teenagers could get a lot out of it.