Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Review by Alex- The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-summary not copying and pasting properly. But you should all know what the Hunger Games is about. If you don't, you live under a rock.-

First Impressions: This is actually a reread, so I would have a fresh memory for reading Catching Fire. So of course I already know The Hungers Games is amazing.

So yeah. The Hungers Games is amazing. The plot it out of the world, and the suspense is sure to keep you up at night. I read it in... a day? The characters are all interesting and unique and well formed. And-and-and- what more is there for me to say?

Okay I'll really try.

Katniss is such a strong and wonderful heroine. She willingly nominates herself to play in The Hunger Games to save her little sister Prim from having to. She's fed her family for years after her dad died. And she does well in The Hunger Games.

I lovelovelove the plot of the novel. North America has been destroyed, and now there's the Capitol, the big advanced center where everything is perfect (think Uglies trilogy, Pretties world) and around that, 12 districts. Each district produces something, such as coal or agriculture. Generally, the districts are poor and no where near as fancy or well off as the Capitol. A while ago, the districts revolted and lost. As punishment, the capital has the Hunger Games each year. 24 teens must enter an arena and fight to the death. As horrible as that sounds, it's really interesting to read.

Toss in a love triangle, a fiesty heroine, a constantly drunk advisor and previous Hunger Games winner, and lots of blood and gore, and you get a brief idea of The Hunger Games.

There's something about The Hunger Games that's impossible to put down. It's compelling. It's... amazing. There's a reason everybody raves about it and it's one of the top books of 2008.

Final Impressions: Still just as amazing as the first time I read it. If you haven't read this book, what are you waiting for? READ IT NOW.

Add to Shelf: Of course! I just bought this book to own. :D I suggest you do the same.

Note This! Nothing much that I can think of... Or you can think of that as too many things to pick one. ;)


  1. I'll echo Shelley - it's great, and so is your review!

  2. I absolutely agree with everything you've said! The Hunger Games is practically perfect. Everyone should read it.

  3. Wow great review! I just ordered a copy from Amazon- can't wait to read this(:

  4. Let me just join in the love-fest and say DITTO! It rocks, Katniss rocks, and Panem rocks. Not because it's a cool place but because it makes me so ANGRY! And you gotta love a dystopian book that makes you angry :)


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