Friday, May 1, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

****The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins****

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 96/100
Grade- A

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.

Wow. That's the first thing I need to say. I was completely blown away. I am SO glad my friend convinced me to read The Hunger Games. I love books that bring me to an entirely different world. Yeah, some books bring different ideas into OUR world, but Collins brought us a whole new concept that she is able ot mold into any form she wants. I like this because I'm able to have a different mind set, and not think like myself. Since this is not my world, I have to think like the characters.

Speaking of the characters, I loved them all. We all have our favorites, but right now it's hard for me to choose. I loved Katniss for her outspoken attitude and witty responses. But I loved Peeta too for being so compassionate and funny. Yet there is Rue. I loved Rue so much too with her fast tactics and lovable attitude. You can't make me decide. Each character seemed so well crafted and....real.

Back to the plot. I want to say again that I loved it. I couldn't help but feel that the games were cruel. Young people killing each other just for a game. What made it even worse was that people watched it for entertainment whether they wanted to or not. Still I couldn't tear my eyes off the pages. They were full of excitement, worry, and love. Things were constantly changing unexpectedly without any warning. This is a book that you HAVE to read. My heart ached at so many points, I even cried a little. Overall I think The Hunger Games is an amazing read that left me with NO complaints.


Anonymous said...

This novel is AMAZING! I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Meg said...

I agree with everything you said! This book is one of my absolute favorites!

Thao said...

I wish I could get to read this book soon. It's so great. Thanks for the review ^^

Teddyree said...

Good review, can't wait to read this one, I've ordered it from the Book Depository based on the number of fantastic reviews