Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Hunger Games Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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 Primrose, 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.

Lately everyone has been telling me I HAVE to read this trilogy, so finally I bought the box set and got reading. I cannot say how much I absolutely LOVE this first book in the trilogy. I don't think I have loved a book so much since I read the Harry Potter series way back when!

I love Katniss. She feels like a real person, not just a character in a book. I feel like after reading the hunger games, I really got to know her, and come to really like her. There's probably not much I can say about this book, that somebody hasn't already said, but I'll say anyway.

The Hunger Games is definitely a fight of the fittest and a true fight for survival. Suzanne Collins has done an amazing job at creating such a unique world that sort of combines past and present in a way no one really has before. If you think about it, "the seam" isn't that far off from what times used to be, little food and money, and generally the man is the main breadwinner. Only everyone is tightly controlled by the capitol, no matter where you live.

At first I dreaded the idea of the "Hunger Games", but the book just wouldn't have been the same without it. I was so emotionally thrown about with all the twists and turns this novel had. In some dark part of my mind, sometimes I feel like we're not really so far off from some of the ideas in the hunger games. With the capitol controlling everything and everyone.

I just loved this book so much I don't really know if there are words for it! Actually, the games ended way better than I expected, I thought for sure Peeta was gonna be a goner! I was SO excited when they said 2 people from the same district would be able to win, only to be torn apart when they changed their minds. As soon as i finished reading it, I had to start Catching Fire, it's THAT good! I seriously canNOT wait for the movie!!!

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