“The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins is a teen sci-fi novel, so I never thought I would love it as much as I did! It is an amazing novel and amazing series that I would highly recommend to older teens and adults alike. It does have a bit of a controversial plot with kids competing to their death in an arena, but the books are so much more than that. The books are very well written, they make you want to keep reading at the end of each chapter, and in fact at the end of each book. I had to get each book in the series immediately and read them all back-to-back. They are that good! Read them if you haven’t. If you can stomach a little bit of violence you will love these. There is a love story/triangle in the books. The movies will be coming out, so read them first!!! My favorite was probably the first book, but all are great!
“The Hunger Games is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once existed. This is where a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol’s jurisdiction. Collins says that the idea for The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the Iraq War. The two blended together and the idea for the book was formed.” - Amazon.com
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), I would rate this book a 10. I really enjoyed the quick pace of the book. I was always wanting to read the next chapter. I loved the political issues and futuristic setting. I loved the “love story.” I loved the excitement! Such a great book! Best series since the Twilight books. I can’t wait to see how the movie holds up! Get it now on Amazon for under $5! Unbelievable price! Just click on the book on the right sidebar to order!
Have you read this book? What did you think? What rating would you give it?