The Hunger Games

April 15, 2012

Written by Suzanne Collins
Reviewed by K. Williams
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Katniss Everdeen, a poor sixteen year old girl who lives with her good as dead mother and her young, 12 year old sister, has lived in the poorest part of town her whole life: The Seam. This is the area where there are no rich people and just about no happiness. People starve to death all the time and if it wasn’t for Katniss hunting all the time, so would her family. But the hardest part of Katniss’ life was yet to come. During the Reaping, where they pick tributes to go to the Hunger Games (an event made by the Capitol to say they still own the Districts and to punish them for their rebellion many years ago. Each year, a boy and a girl from each District are chosen to participate in this fight to the death where there is only one victor), everyone is extremely nervous about being picked. But when Katniss’ sister was picked, she just couldn’t handle it. Out of pure grief, she volunteered to go instead of her sister. In no time at all, Katniss is shipped off the Capitol to prepare for the Games. Will Katniss come out victorious or will she die in the arena? Find out in the book.

The Hunger Games is a wild roller coaster of emotion, action, killing, hatred, and strategy from start to finish. It goes deep into the life of Katniss with elements of family, justice, and love. I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars because not only did I truly enjoy it, but I couldn’t put it down. There are elements of foreshadowing, simile, and imagery. I think it goes without saying that this book isn’t for people who like fairy tales and happy endings, but I think that people who like a good adventure, some humor, fake romances, and weapons would like this book. It can get sappy at moments, but I think that both guys and girls would like this book. I think this was one of the best books I’ve read.

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