Rated of 5
The new series of books by Suzanne Collins have created a group of fans who are hungry for the resolution of Katniss Everdeen’s distorted, futuristic, dystopia. Hunger Games is written through the voice of Katniss, a strong young women who, unlike other first person heroines, has a head on her shoulders and a no-nonsense attitude. Katniss is easy to identify with, and the readers are easily drawn into her high adrenaline, violent story. The main character is forced by her corrupt government to participate in the annual Hunger Games. In the games, 24 participants are drawn to fight for their lives in a hostile environment. But the environment is not the true danger; it is the 23 other participants to watch out for in this every-man-for-himself, twisted game. The young contestants are forced to make decisions about who they are, who they will be, and what they will fight for. The book is a great for readers young and old who love adventure, and an element of creepiness all packed into a quick read. The thought-provoking book will put you in situations like none other, and will have you on the edge of your seat page after page. Make sure to have easy access to the second book in the series, Catching Fire. You will be craving to read it the instant you reach the end.