The Hunger Games

Published February 14, 2012 by bookspirit99

Official Synopsis: 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. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Basically, in the Hunger Games, Everyone must kill each other to survive and go home. Only one winner is admitted. Katniss volunteers for her 12-year-old sister and heads into the Hunger Games. Nobody ever volunteers in her poor district.

This book is wonderful! The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins. All the action and suspense leads up to an amazing climax. The whole time, you are just begging the author to let Katniss survive the Hunger Games. The romance and feelings behind the Hunger Games is good too. The characters were realistic. Action and the future was so believable. All around, a good book worth reading for young adults. This is a book that should rank with the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Absolutely amazing.

And, the movie’s coming out in March! March 23rd, 2012! So excited! It’s going to be so EPIC!! The movie is starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale)!

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2 comments on “The Hunger Games

  • I find it interesting you compare this book to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. In what way does it compare to those series? This book sounds much more like dystopian science fiction than fantasy. How does it compare to other dystopias, such as Unwind, the Giver, or the Mount?

  • What I’m saying is that its one of those books that is well known and called epic. It’s talked about a lot and it’s in my high-ranking list. It has nothing to do with the genre or the content of the story. I guess its a little about how the author writes. These authors write very well compared to some books (like Twilight) in my opinion.
    Unwind is good but The Hunger Games is better and I haven’t read the other two.

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