Thursday, November 25, 2010

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

"Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one 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. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love." (from 

  • 374 pages
  • Published October 1, 2008 by Scholastic 
  • 9.5/10


     The Hunger Games is amazing. I'm kicking my self for not picking this book up earlier. I think I'm the last person in the world to read this book. I don't know why I waited so long to pick this up, it's probably because I judge books by their covers. (I know it's bad, but I do!) The cover to The Hunger Games did not appeal to me at all, and I think the synopsis doesn't capture the book very well. But, I'm so glad I gave it a shot. 

     The Hunger Games is written so well. The writing is so vivid and descriptive. I think it's written with more descriptions and detail than any other book I've read. If it wasn't so well written I think it would be very confusing and hard to follow. Suzanne Collins gets a huge thumbs up from me! 
   I have to say there were a few pot holes in the plot, which is why I could not give it a 10/10. They were so minor compared to the world Susan Collins has developed. The plot is what makes this book so amazing. If you haven't read this book, go read it!

Happy Reading! 

1 comment:

  1. I have this book on my TBR list. I keep meaning to get to it, but keeps getting lost in the shuffle. I'll have to make sure I get to it soon! Great review!