Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

So after putting this series off for far too long I finally decided it was time to read The Hunger Games. Let me tell you I am kicking myself for not starting it sooner. The bright side is that the second book is already out and the third is close at hand so I won’t have to wait to finish this series. If you are looking for a book with a strong female heroin, edge of your seat suspense, or an emotional rollercoaster then this is the book for you. I have not cried from reading a book in a while (mostly because I steer clear of the tear jerker genre in general) but this one had me turning on the waterworks.

Katniss Everdeen is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister (Prim) in the poorest district of Panem, District 12. Panem is what remains of the United States. Panem was once thirteen districts and a capital, but after an uprising nearly 75 years ago only 12 districts remain. The war that the district raged on the capital all those years ago is how the Capital has justified the creation of “The Hunger Games.” Each year, ever one of the remaining twelve districts must send one boy and one girl to compete in the televised event where they are forced to fight to the death. Only one will be allowed to survive.

The reaping (like a lottery) is a dreaded event by everyone in the district but it is especially troubling for Katniss because this is the first year that her little sister’s name will be in the running. When Prim is chosen, Katniss steps forward to take her place. Now Katniss along with Peeta are swept away to represent District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games.

I am a twilight fan so in the spirit of the Twilight mania going on in the world I am totally team Peeta! I <3 Gale but Peeta…swoon! ;)


Smash Attack! said...

I recently read it, as well. Wasn't it friggin magnificent? I am patiently waiting for the boxed set to read both Catching Fire and Mockingjay! Waaaaah.

Anne said...

Oh it was so amazing! I am in love with Peeta! Man my list of book guy crushes is starting to get out of

Ronni said...

I *could* yell at you for taking so long to read this amazing book, but you did it the smart way, 'cause you don't have to wait as long for Mockingjay!! I'm so glad you loved this series. I'm obsessed with it. :)

Anne said...

I know I should have listened to everyone and read itt sooner. But like you said only 11 more days until Mockingjay!!!

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