July 8, 2009

Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

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, 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.

This was way different than anything I have ever read. It is so life-like it scared me sometimes. Thrilling and breathtaking. I absolutely adore Katniss. It was so great to see a pants-on girl with so much personality. She's my hero now. Probably what I liked the most was her character.

The story was so original, it was hard for me to imagine. But she really made it work. Collins creates a future world that is way worse that our present, and maybe most of the past. But nothing that could not happen. And what a wonderful way to create a story. In my mind its like a reality show pasted on a book. What an amazing book.

The cover is maybe my favorite one to date. I love the fact that it doesn't tell you anything. That's what I love about books with simple-no-picture covers. Nothing more to say than this one goes down as one of my new favorite books of al time. Aiming for Catching Fire!


  1. ...Here I come one more time!!...The book is excelent!..is a great plot..the characters are amazing!!and is really a good choice if you like The Mortal Instruments...Can't wait for Catching Fire...and I'm sure it won't disappoint!! Love Suzanne Collins style is different and unique..very refreshing!

  2. Yes definitely one of the best books I've read!


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