Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Novel: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy/Dystopia)
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.
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
I LOVED it. Interesting concept that leaves you wanting more, romance that isn't just about the good or the bad but about something more substantial and a whole lot of heart stopping, perfectly gasp worthy moments where you sit reading rapidly just trying to keep yourself from screaming out to the characters or crying silent tears. It was wonderful. I can see why so many people enjoy it! It has the adventure side of it but the main characters are still very sensible and level head. It has the mystery that leaves you hanging and wanting more. Most importantly, it has an amazing plot written out in an elegant writing style that is straight and to the point, something I find very refreshing. I would definitely suggest it to anyone, especially fans of dystopias!
Would I suggest you read it:
I would definitely suggest this novel to almost anyone. It does have teens killing one another so there are some I would not suggest read this novel but overall, it is insane, adrenaline pumping and gets you so emotionally invested that you can’t help but wonder what will happen next. Let me say, what will happen next just might surprise you! So I say if you want to read The Hunger games, go for it!
Posted by Emma Michaels