The Hunger Games

I finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins about five minutes ago, and I’m already eagerly anticipating book two.  This book was absolutely phenomenal.  I was engrossed from the very beginning.  This book presented an eerie picture of our future world if we don’t wake up and do something fast.

Katniss lives in District 12, one of the poorest in Panem (which occupies the ruins that used to be North America).  The Capitol keeps the districts in line by sending a boy and girl from each district to compete in the Hunger Games, a fight to the death which is broadcast live for the whole of Panem to watch.

Katniss knows it is certain death, but when her little sister’s name is called to compete, Katniss takes her place.  Katniss must now discover exactly what she’ll do to survive.  Is she capable of killing someone while millions watch?  Who can she count as a friend in the arena when they’re all fighting for their lives?  Can Katniss somehow survive and still remain the girl she once was?  Read Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games to find out what survival really means.

If you like books such as The Silenced, 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and other dystopian tales, you definitely need to read The Hunger Games.  You’ll be thinking about the outcome long after you’ve finished the book.

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