"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: 2008
Pages: 374
Rating: 5/5
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!


  1. I totally agree! The Hunger Games is amazing and so is Catching Fire. Great review :)

  2. I still have to read this. There's so much good hype going around about it!

  3. I <3 this book :D

    I found you through the blog hop.
    Tales of Whimsy.com :)

  4. This was an amazing book! Have you had a chance to read the sequel yet? I just pre-ordered the third one too.

    I found you on the blog hop and am now a follower.

  5. I feel exactly the same way as you!

    I finally read this last night, after having it on my shelf for ages ... and I was blown away ... it was that good (",).

    I'm going to read Catching Fire today and am so looking forward!

  6. I've been hearing a ridiculous amount of good things about this book. I can't wait to read it! I wonder what about it is so gripping? The premise certainty is unique c:

  7. I loved all three books!!!! A must read, and I must go read them again!!