Monday, June 27, 2011
Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games, #1
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 14, 2008
Synopsis: 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.
Verdict: WoW!!! I had heard a lot of great reviews about this book, but never took the time to read it myself. And boy, was I ever a fool...... This book is ahhhh-mazing!!! And I think I will die if I don't get the sequel, like, RIGHT NOW!!!
Rating: 5/5 Stars