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4.7 144
Young Adult Fiction 25133
A Must Read!
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
The Hunger Games is a gripping tale set in a version of post war America. The country is divided up into 12 districts and each district has to periodically send a boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. District 12's Katniss and Peeta are sent into a man made wilderness arena to fight to become the sole survivor. All of which is televised as the greatest reality tv show on earth.

Luckily Katniss has so far lived a fairly harsh life in District 12 and has taken on a toughness, both physical and mental, that will give her a chance at survival. However, she is very distrusting, and her naivety in love and relationships often threatens to trip her up, so she has to learn on her feet through most of the book, which makes for a flawed and therefore interesting character.

Peeta, on the other hand, wears his heart on his sleeve and seems like the sort of guy to take home to meet your parents. He has to scramble to keep up with Katniss but, unlike her, his naturally nice personality helps him through quite a few tricky situations.

Overall the author painted a believable future post war world, with the familiar themes of survival, be it political or literal.
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