Book: The Hunger Games, #1 of 3
Series: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher and Publication Date: Scholastic Press, 09/14/08
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance, Action, Thriller
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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
My Review in a Nutshell:
If you’re to the point in your reading career where you are venturing away from Goodreads and find yourself on blogs to look for new book suggestions, you are overdue to read this gem of literary heaven. Hunger Games is everything, and the reason for my undying love of dystopian/sci-fi novels. I wore my Katniss braid for two years.
The Hunger Games is written in Katniss’ first person perspective. And as unprofessional as this is, see above to the Publisher Overview for the summary, I couldn’t have described it any better.
Katniss is all that you could hope for in a heroine: humble, strong yet vulnerable, tough as nails, and undeniably devoted to protecting the weaker person. Panem is original and creative, the entire society felt extremely realistic, and it would take me a few moments to shake out of my head when taking my half second breaks from reading. President Snow= Ultimate villain, Hunger Games= Ultimate high stakes (your life, duh). Oh, and the sizzling romance, Team Peta or Team Gale!?
This isn’t much of a review as it is me gushing over my love for Suzanne Collins’ impeccable story telling. I should just stop right here, or I won’t stop. Just read it! How have you not already!?!? Get out from underneath your rock! This is the one bandwagon you should gladly jump on.
My Favorite Quotes:
“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
“May the odds be ever in your favor!”
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”