HUNGER GAMES (Book 1), A Review

by Suzanne Collins

Published by Scholastic Corporation

A review by John Irvin


“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

            From the front flap:

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?

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.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

Hunger Games (Book 1 in the Hunger Games Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins, A Review

            I borrowed this book from a roommate back my last year of college—and I read the entire trilogy in less than two weeks, even with classes going on!

            That was how much I ate it up, the story is amazing, fast-paced and intriguing. There were times when I wanted to hug Katniss, comfort her, and other times when I was angry with her, demanding, “What on earth are you thinking?”

            The romance is a triangle—my guy doesn’t win. I was a little disappointed with that, but I’m over it now.

            There were lots of tears shed in these books also.

            Even if you’ve already seen the movies, I believe you can enjoy the books just as well if not more.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: HUNGER GAMES.

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