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Young Adult Fiction 24989
Hungry for the Hunger Games
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Reader reviewed by Jillian

Would you be able to survive in the wild, while being hunted by other humans? Could you survive? The novel, The Hunger Games, tells the story of a poor young girl who takes a big risk. Her name, Katniss Everdeen. The game: Hunger Games. Katniss lives in the small District 12, in Panem, or what used to be North America. The people are controlled by the harsh Capitol, who constantly reminds the citizens that THEY are the ones in control. And one way they remind the citizens of this is the Hunger Games, a horrific game to duel to the death of 24 people from the ages of 12- 18. Each district sends one boy, and one girl. There can only be one victor. So when Katniss Everdeen and her younger sister go to the annual drawing of the contestants for this game, Katniss steps forward to take her sisters place, which is practically a death sentence! As we read we watch Katniss try to survive obstacles with the capitol, dueling, and even love.

For having no desire to read this book, I have found myself to have become fascinated with it. It was more then I had imagined it to be, and I couldnt put it down! Having the book be in first person really let you see what Katniss was seeing and what she was feeling during all the moments of the book. The kill or be killed idea really makes this novel a page turner. Also the idea that this is a game show, shows the reader the struggles and training that the contestants must go through, and they realize that their actions will be broadcasted around the districts. Being the first book of a trilogy I know that I will be rushing to the book store to buy the next two books. The Hunger Games is an outstanding young adult novel, with plenty of adventure, incredible characters and a hint of romance.


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