Monday, June 28, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summary: ( from book jacket) 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 T.V. 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.
Review: I love this book. it was action packed and exciting from beginning to end. Just when you thought you knew what was going on Collins threw another twist at the reader. This book is the beginning of an exciting and unique trilogy. This is a book that stays with you long after you finish reading. It's a really amazing story and everyone should read it.
   Another thing I liked was that the characters are really relatable despite the fact that they are in a very unique situation. When it comes down to it, this is a story of love and friendship and determination. You make it through the bad times so you can enjoy the good. The characters, and the overall story has developed a huge fan base and I know I am far from the only one waiting anxiously for the final book Mockingjay to be released. Collins has done an awesome job creating a world that keeps you on the edge of your seat and rooting for the good guys to win. So definitely pick this up if you are looking for an exciting series full of adventure ( and let's face it who isn't). I'd be surprised if you didn't like it.

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