Friday, 23 March 2012

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The reason I've decided to at last write my review on The Hunger Games is because now it is out in the cinema, everyone is talking about it, even those who haven't read it, and for that GRRRR. The Hunger Games is about a 16 year old girl who has to face incredibly hard obstacles and can be enjoyable for any ages, preferably not children since there are violent death scenes through out the book.

I have to say this book is a book no one I've met so far can put down, worst thing is when I first decided to read it, it was getting late and I had school the next day but I thought I'll just read the first chapter next thing I know it's 3 in the morning and I am full of adrenaline scrambling around my room for the sequel, needless to say the next day I was given quite a few stink glares from my teachers.

This book was able to make my sob uncontrollably for half an hour then hold my stomach from laughing the next, to hiding my head under my blankets when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss on live t.v. The Hunger Games is a fantastic book that I re-read over and over, but the first time I read it had to be the best. I must say that Suzanne Collins has alot of guts, by writing a book about kids being forced to kill each other and very talented to make me and various other readers to feel extreme happiness that out of all the kids to die in the games our favourite wasn't one of them. The Hunger Games is an exciting yet gruesome story but after reading it it is able to embed itself in your mind.

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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

This is the book to read, and "may the odds ever be in your favour."


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