Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Scholastic Press
ISBN: 9780439023481 (hardcover)
Release Date: September 14, 2008
ISBN: 9780439023528 (paperback)
Release Date: July 3, 2010

from the author's site: 

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place. 

my thoughts: 

Why oh why did I wait so long to read this one? I was immediately sucked into Katniss' world. It was very easy to feel what Katniss felt; her emotions, along with everyone else's, leapt off the pages. The entire story was so visual it was difficult to put down. 

Honestly I'm almost at a loss for words to describe how I feel about The Hunger Games. It is an intense reading experience and I'm already looking forward to finishing the next two books.  


Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

I know! I felt the same way! Now you need to read the sequel, Catching Fire! :)

Tami Klockau said...

YAY, I KNEW you'd love it. That's why I was like, "You're watching videos online instead of reading!??" Catching Fire is just as good, if not better.

Abbey said...

I just finished this book last night at one in the morning... I guess that would be today. But I read it in 3 hours because I could NOT put it down! Haha.