Monday, July 9, 2012

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: October 31st 2008

Genre: Dystopian, YA
Pages: 374
Rating: 5 out of 5

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 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.

My review:  First of all, I must say that this is my first time reading The Hunger Games. Yeah, that's right. You can start laughing at me, I can take it.
I had it waiting on my bookshelf for months before picking it up and reading it. And let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. 

Now, I don't know how to write a review of it. There are so many reviews out there, and I don't feel like there's the need of another one. But, I'll try to do my best and make it short.

The Hunger Games is one of the best dystopian books in the YA lit. Why? Well, it has it all: great plot, a lot of action and little bit of romance. 

The book surrounds Katniss Everdeen, the Dictrict 12 female tribute, who must use her experience at hunting in the woods, that's needed to feed her family, in order to survive the Hunger Games.

She is one of the best characters I've ever read. Strong, caring and sarcastis at most of the moments. She doesn't need a man to carry her, love her and do crazy stuff for her. She is powerful and can do everything on her one. In the Games, she made strong, reasonable choices.

Collins' writing style is amazing. It makes you want to read and read and read. I stayed all night to finish the book. There were a lot of unexpected moments like ''OMG, I did not see that happen'', a lot of sweet moments between Katniss and Peeta. 

I don't know what else to say about the book. Even though I liked Divergent a little better then The Hunger Games (maybe because I read Divergent before THG) but still, this is one of my favorite books ever.
Read it now!

                                                                        5 stars

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

YAY! You finally read this book. (: Did you already see the movie, or no? And I definitely agree with you when it comes to reviewing some books because it seems like everyones done it already, but I think you did a nice job!

Thanks for the review. You made me remember why I loved this book in the first place.