The hunger games is such an amazing book!! But a tip to anyone who hasn't seen the film or read the book but wants to do both, read first. The book explains everything so well and goes in to such detail. But I struggled reading this because I had already seen the film, so I knew what was coming and that took away the excitement of the story. That's the only reason I gave the plot a 4 but I'm sure if it was new to me I would have given it a 5!!
Katniss is such a strong character and I love how it shows that females can be the heroes too!! I love her romance with Peeta and the fact she looks after him. I'm very excited to read catching fire.
Overall this book is incredible and a great read. It's exciting and it's crazy
The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss who lives in the futuristic world of Panem. Living in District 12, Katniss's little sister is picked to enter the Hunger Games. Taking her place in the fierce competition, Katniss is left to fend for herself. Will she make it out alive?
I was deeply impressed by this first book in the series. It most certainly stands well by itself, while leaving the reader with a desire for more of this futuristic, dystopian reality. Though it took me a while to get used to the first person present-tense perspective, which deeply annoyed me at first, the plot and depth was such that I -did- eventually get over it and was able to immerse myself in the solid imagery and rapid pacing.
The main character is a strong, jaded female forced into the mold of circumstance. Her maturity, and at times, immaturity, are well-placed and believable given her age, background, and the harshness (both mental and physical) of her surroundings. Though the male counterpart, Peeta, seemed a bit flat and their would-be romance deliberately difficult to buy, Katniss herself made up for it. If only because the author was masterfully subtle in the matter-of-factness of the character's voice, and her consistent ability to get me to ask myself 'what would I do if that were me?' questions. The moral depravity of the situation isn't thrust on the reader with undertones of the author's feelings, it simply is what it is--a cruel force that happens to be unimaginably above and beyond the control of any of the characters.
The degree of boyscout-like survival tidbits was downright inspiring, and along with the brutal depictions of violence, gave the book a certain appeal to males. The details on edible plants and basic survival skills was accurate without being dull...and indeed, the moral quandaries presented in the story result in a wealth of potentially valuable but covert lessons. For that, the book has earned a place on the list of those I will encourage my children to read on day. When they are of an appropriate age to handle the darker concepts contained therein, of course.
I love The Hunger Games and wish the second two books were are good as this one. They're okay, but this one is really great. Katniss is pretty awesome, and so is Peeta. Pretty violent though, but I guess a lot of books are these days. Great story and full of action. I couldn't put this book down!
Based in the near future where humanity is split between the rich and the poor and the poor have to fight for the amusement of the rich. Every year a hand picked group of teenagers are sent off to the wilds where they have to kill or be killed. the last one standing is the winner for everyone else there is only death. If you liked this series you will also love Frenzy a Daniel Jones Story.
The female lead is great and so is the story. There is not much more you can say about it than that.
A great book that features an original idea of a post-apocalyptic world. Extremely well written and makes it very hard to put the book down. You will wonder how Peeta and Katniss will possibly survive, especially since Peeta is at a clear disadvantage. This book will leave you hanging with the idea that the Capitol needs to be brought down and makes you eager to read the next book. A must read.