Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Buy this on: Amazon

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 am absolutely in love with this book.  I couldn't put it down.  I actually read this one with my boyfriend and loved every minute of it.

This book is the first of three that complete this series.  It introduces a girl named Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a world not like ours.  It is a world that is sectioned off into different zones.  The main power is the Capital, a place where the main government is in charge and reigns over everyone. 

Once a year they hold a event where the Capital chooses one boy and one girl from each of these districts to actually fight to the death.  They have these 'Games' to demonstrate the Capital's power over each and everyone of them even their children. 

Katniss is the girl that volunteers to be District 12's chosen girl, she volunteered after her little sisters name was called.  I loved this part of the book, I dont want to give it away really, so you will have to read it, but it shows just how much she loves her sister and the bond between siblings.
 All through the book we get to follow Katniss journey to the capital and her journey through the games.  Will she be the last one standing or will she die a death that is televised through out the districts?

We also get to meet a boy from District 12 named Peeta Mellark who could be an ally
or a traitor for Katniss. 

I love the suspense this book creates. If you haven't read this amazing book I implore you pick up a copy and start it today, you wont be disappointed trust me.

Like I said this is the first book of three.  The Hunger Games,Catching Fire, and MockingJay is the books to read right away. 

When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping.

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Thanks for reading and make sure you check this book out if you haven't already! 

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