The Hunger GamesAuthor: Suzanne Collins
Series:The Hunger Games
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.
The Hunger Games WOW! What can you really say? I have mixed emotions on this book. I can’t believe that I’ve never read this book until now. I actually wasn’t playing on reading it <Shame on me > until my friend who doesn’t even read was assigned to read it by one of the teachers at my school and he hates reading. When, he told me I had to read this I knew I had to read it if he liked it and what do you know it really was amazing! It was everything book bloggers had said it was and more.
This book left me guessing about some of these characters when the games begun. The one I was the most concerned with was Peeta. I really didn’t know if he was putting on a show just to have her on his side and kill her or was naturally friendly with her. I mean I was really thinking like Katniss. Oh, that reminds me of little Rue. To be honest just thinking about her makes me want to cry. Katniss treated Rue like her little sister because her sister would be in the same position if Katniss wouldn’t have stepped up. Katniss really was put to the test in this book – She did everything she could to save her life – she lied about her and Peeta, she had somewhat of a strategy and she stayed positive most of the time. When she wanted to give up she thought about her sister and what would she do if she wasn’t there for her. Most of all she promised her sister that she would try her hardest to survive and she stayed true to her little sister’s promise. In the end of the games it came down to not only who wanted to live and die, but who had the better skills and strategy.
At the and we were left with a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to join Peeta and Katniss in the next book(Catching Fire) to see what is going to happen now that Peeta is mad at katniss ? What’s going to happen to them now that they disobeyed the capitol? Who will take the blame? Will there be a punishment? Praise Suzanne Collins for writing this amazing book that’s now going to be a movie! How exciting is that?