Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve 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.
If she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Oh please, who doesn’t know the synopsis to this story? (NO ONE, BECAUSE YOU JUST READ THE SYNOPSIS! BWA HAHAHA). Okay, I’m done.
Seriously though, on Goodreads, I’ve almost never seen a 4.44 rating before, and it’s not for lack of people. 1,728, 573 people have rated The Hunger Games on Goodreads. Personally, my favorite is the second one. Catching Fire is one of the few books I’ve ever given five stars to. This book was 4.7 stars. The concept was remarkable, it was heartbreaking, heartwarming, thrilling, well-written, well-plotted and had great characters. Most importantly, it sets the stage while still being seriously awesome.
This book and series really talks about the cost of war, and I think that’s really important. I think that part of why Suzanne Collins wrote this series was to stress those points to a younger generation so that they could learn that when they were young without them having to read some classic book that the majority of teenagers don’t want to read.
So hopefully now you get it. A) I love this book and this series a lot. I love Suzanne Collins’s voice and the way she’s written this series to teach people lessons as well as making an awesome bunch of books. I believe this book is great, high-quality, intelligent and worthy of success. B) Katniss is amazing. Her characters is well-formed and intelligent, unlike a simpleton love bird like Bella. C) If you want more of Suzanne Collins, you should read her Overlander series. The first book is Gregor the Overlander. D) This book is actually a LOT like Battle Royale, I mean in the characters and everything.
I have an experiment for you guys: go to http://t.co/S1rNcmiHNG. Look at the number of ratings. Wait ten minutes. Refresh. Look again.
— Reality Lapse (@RealityLapse1) July 2, 2013
I really need to stop poking fun of this book through memes…
pg count for the hardback: 374
Series: The Hunger Games