Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Author: Suzanne Collins
Summary: In the ruins of a place ounce known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by tewlve 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Review: I can't believe that I didn't read this book before! It was amazing!
The main thing that goes on is the Hunger Games. Katniss goes in the place of her sister when her name is drawn. The boy tribute turns out to be Peeta Mellark. Both of them go through many things until the Games. The Games start and you simply can't stop reading.
I loved the characters! I enjoyed looking at the Games through the eyes of Katniss and seeing how she tried to survive and she didn't annoy me at all. Peeta was fun to read about. Once the Games started I wanted to know what he was doing. I really liked how I could keep guessing the reasons of why he kept doing what he did. I thought that Haymitch could be annoying but I still liked his character. In general I enjoyed knowing about every character that was in the book!
Reading while they are at the Games was amazing. I couldn't stop reading! I didn't do my homework just so I could finish it! During the whole next day I think I didn't learn a thing just because I was reading the book simply because I was so eager to know what happened! It seems that I can't say enough good things about this book! I can't believe I didn't read this amazing book before now!
Posted by Diana at 12:00 PM