Friday, 27 June 2014

The Hunger Games Review

Goodreads Summary:
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Author: Suzanne Collins
Number of pages: 374
Published: September 14th 2008

My Review:
The hunger games is such an amazing book!! I would give it a rating of 4.5 because it's such a great read. The story follows Katniss and her experience in the hunger games fighting for her life. It's a story that involves action, adventure and even romance. 

Katniss is such a strong protagonist and I love how it shows that females can be awesome heroes too. I love her romance with Peeta and the fact she looks after him. I am strongly team Peeta, even though I do love Gale and I'm a sucker for a love triangle. The plot is so intense and intriguing and keeps a tight grip on the reader at all times. I was constantly on edge even though I've watched the movie.

But a tip to anyone who hasn't seen the film or read the book but wants to do both, read first. The book explains everything so well and goes in to such detail. But at points I struggled reading this because I had already seen the film, so I knew what was coming and that took away the excitement of some parts of the story.

Overall this book is incredible and a great read. I highly recommend it to everyone looking for a fantastic series. 
I'm very excited to read catching fire.

Can I just say, Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect Katniss. I honestly don't think they could have cast her better.

Favourite quotes:
“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
― Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” 

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  1. Great review! I enjoyed reading the Hunger Games as well.

  2. I loved the Hunger Games, it's one of my all time favorite books!

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    Congrats and have a great weekend! : )

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