Rated of 5
by Karen Couldn't put the book down!
I read all three from the Hunger Game Trilogy. It was a fast read and I learned to love the characters. Don't want to spoil it, but I loved "the boy with the bread." She writes in a way that pulls you in the story and allows you to feel as if you are there, in the story.
Rated of 5
by Cloggie Downunder addictive
The Hunger Games is the 7th book by Suzanne Collins and the first in the Hunger Games trilogy. It is set in a future time, in a country called Panem, situated in the remains of North America. Panem consists of the Capitol and 12 surrounding Districts, and is a place where life is decidedly less than pleasant for the majority of the population. Narrated by Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old from District 12, it describes a society strictly governed, lives of deprivation, reduced to illegal hunter-gatherer activities to avoid starvation, and tells of the hardship of surviving. Katniss is one of 24 “tributes”, picked by lottery in each District, to participate in a “Survivor”-type situation, the annual (and nationally televised for compulsory viewing) Hunger Games, a fight to the death with only one winner. It is clear that Collins has done extensive research into hunting, gathering and wilderness survival. The novel emphasises the contrasts between the sumptuous wealth of Capitol and poverty of the Districts. The story reflects real life in that it shows how important image, strategy and sponsors are to success. It is ultimately shows real life stresses condensed in time and magnified in intensity. Think reality TV mixed with wartime battles: this is where Collins got her inspiration. Definitely not Capital L literature, but a page-turner and addictive all the same: you will be seeking out the second installment, Catching Fire.
Rated of 5
by Christine HUNGER GAMES!
This book is AMAZING! I love all three books, and I recommended the series to all my friends, (and my grandmother), because this book is great! The only downside is that if you don't have all three in the series, and you finish a book, you will immediately want the next book. You might not sleep until you get your hands on it. Just kidding, enjoy the books. :)
Rated of 5
by anne dont read the last one "catching fire" of the trilogy
The first two are pretty good. I really enjoyed reading them. but the last book of this series is so horrible it leads you into depression and you want to die after reading it. It makes you really hate the author so much. She probably wrote the last part in a delirium frenzy because its nothing but a very poor fever-dream. such a disappointment. I want to burn the last part of the trilogy. Another example for working moms: Don't just focus on their work. I now know how real hate feels like because I hate the author. Sorry that is probably totally stupid but I cant help it. I'm so exceedingly disappointed!
Rated of 5
by Ally omgwtfebbq
'The Hunger Games' takes war to a whole new level. Twenty-four contenders and only one survivor. What are the odds that they will just have a talk during tea?
That's what made the book so full of life and action.
Another thing is the first person writing. In most books, the reader is aware about the plots, conspiracies, etc etc that the main character doesn't know about. But in 'The Hunger Games', we are just as clueless as Katniss Everdeen. This adds to the suspense factor.
The story was also so fresh and original. It was irresistible, and made me stay up all night just so I can finish it. No worries though, for 'The Hunger Games', I have all the time in the world
Rated of 5
by Woody Hunger Games
The “Hunger Games,” written by Suzanne Collins, takes place in the future where North America has been destroyed and all that’s left is 12 districts and Capitol. Capitol keeps everyone under control by forbidding anyone to leave their district. The districts spend their lives working to provide for the oppressive Capitol, leaving little resources for themselves.
Capitol holds the Hunger Games every year, reminding the 12 districts of their power. One boy and one girl from each district are sent to an arena to fight to the death. “Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death” (Collins). Katnis, the main character, is not worried about the Hunger Games, but concerned for her family. As the provider for her family, if Katnis was called for the Hunger Games, her family would starve. However when Katnis’s sister, Prim, is chosen for the Hunger Games, Katnis volunteers to take her place.
I couldn’t bring myself to put the book down. As the Hunger Games begin, the book turns to a dark side showing the death of many teenagers. It made it hard to keep reading because of the eerie feeling of teenagers fighting to the death. As we read on we see Katnis and Peeta, the boy from district 12, begin to fall in love. This gave me the hope to read on. As Katnis and Peeta began to defy The Capitol it opened the book up to a possibility of multiple endings.
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