Saturday, April 7, 2012

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.

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