Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hunger Games Review

Title: Hunger Games
Author:
Suzanne Collins
Pages:
384
Release Date:
October 1st 2008
Genre:
Science Fiction


Summary:

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 all 12 districts 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 Television for everyone to watch.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, 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 death 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. (Summery from Goodreads)

My Review:

Alright, for all of those who have not joined in on the “new” Twilight phenomenon, it’s time you jump on the bandwagon.

The good old U.S. of A. has gone down in flames, like we all knew it would. The Capitol has risen like a bloodthirsty lion. Way back when in the Dark Ages, the Districts rose up in rebellion. Now to keep the Districts in line, the Capitol hosts the annual “Hunger Games” where two teenage "tributes" are chosen from each District to battle to the death. Everything about this idea is brilliantly horrid. Constant camera coverage, and manipulation form the Capitol for maximum carnage. It has Survivor-style alliances, where choosing unwisely equals a knife in the back. I’m not convinced that the twitterpating between Katniss and Peeta are wholly unnecessary. I just wish the fake-being-in-love-to-gain-sympathy-of-the-viewers-but-maybe-we-have-real-feelings-for-each-other-but-also-our-lives-are-on-the-line-and-is-this-really-the-time-to-be-worrying-about-this-but-also-fake-being-in-love-will-earn-us-supplies-from-sponsors-so-maybe-let’s-just-make-out was so obvious on both sides, and that Katniss wasn’t so Bella Swan.

It’s funny how it can be my new favorite book. It just has everything it needs to make it what it is. It’s definitely a "Sadie" book. It has violence and just enough gore to keep it interesting, and not to mention the small twist in the end...


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7 comments:

  1. this book is very good everyone should read it

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  2. Its sounds like an interesting story. Thank you for the review.

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  4. Oh my crap, I love this book so much. Also, this review made me laugh. And also made me want to read it again!

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  5. I have learned to love reading and I really like adventure love stories; this book falls into my category. I have talked to many people who have read this book and so far everyone said that it is a great book. I am definitely going to read it!

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  6. I absolutely adored this book. I have read it a few times and enjoy it every time. I was pretty upset with the 3rd one, but the first and second just get you hooked!i loved all the suspense and the violence was crazy. i found myself wanting to cry when she made the choice to go. Without a doubt, this one is a must-read!! Matched is like a twist on this book, for all those who loved this book as much as i did, matched is probably a great one for you as well.

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  7. i thought that this book was suspenseful and i didn't get to finish it but i plan on finishing it. its very twisting and tormenting. those kind of books are the ones i like. you read them and you want to stop but you can never put it down because its so suspenseful and twisting.

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