The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

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This is a must read!
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I don't know why I waited so long to read this book but when I finally read it, I absolutely loved it!
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If your the type of person who likes to go with their own flow when it comes to books and you don't like to read what EVERYONE is reading I highly recommend you to atleast give this book a chance, because it is wonderful and of coarse one of my new ultime favorite books!
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Great Book And WAY Popular With Everyone
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I read this about a year before the movie came out and very little people I knew had read them. I instantly fell in love! Suzanne Collins couldn't have made a better beginning to possibly the best trilogy ever. Now, every single person I know has read at least the first one. It's amazing, really, how a movie can make such a big difference in the popularity of the book. I couldn't love a book more.
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Everything about this book is great!
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Best Book Ever :)
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Go get this book right now
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Okay this is hands down one of the most books i have ever read !! The plot is great!! If u hae not read this book yet u have got to get a cope right now like right now :)
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The best book I have ever read
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If you haven't read this book you HAVE to. I promise you won't be sorry!
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Hands down the best book I have ever read.
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Amazing book!
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This book was alternately one of the best books that I have ever read and one of the most traumatizing books that I have ever read. Not only was there the terrible games going on in the foreground, but once you really thought about it and delved below the surface of the society in which they lived, it was terrifying beyond belief. The author did an amazing job capturing all aspects of the society, the games and the characters perfectly. I cannot wait to read the next book.
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best series
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read this bood and you'll be hooked. no one can resist the hunger games. violence, love, and a struggle for survival ties these books together as one of the greatest novels of our generation
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Hunger Games
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Suspenseful!
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I'm pretty sure everything about this book is a good point! I love the whole idea of reading about people that have to fight for there family to get food. Granted I would be terrified to do it, but it was fun to read about it! I also loved how strong some of the characters were and that some of them were sort of closed up too!
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Heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, haunting....perfect set-up for the next 2 books
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I read The Hunger Games several months ago. I never wrote down my thoughts, because thousands before me already had, and I figured I probably didn't have much to add. Then I read and reviewed a bunch of other young adult dystopian fiction, some good, some "eh," and came to the conclusion that if I'm going to judge all of them against The Hunger Games, then I should probably go ahead and review The Hunger Games.

This is a review only of the first book.

We all know by now what The Hunger Games is about. In a future version of the United States (now called Panem), the country has been divided into 12 Districts, each specializing in a different industry, surrounding a central Capitol. Years ago, the Districts rebelled against the Capitol. The Capitol prevailed, and as punishment for the rebellion (and as a deterrent against future rebellion), each year the Capitol forces each District to sacrifice 2 of its citizens - a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 - to fight to the death in a barbaric gladiatorial arena for the amusement of the Capitol's citizens. One will survive. 23 will die.

The decadent and pampered Capitol citizens, desensitized to the actual horror of what they are watching, view the televised Games as the height of entertainment, Olympics and action movies and reality TV all rolled into one.

Meanwhile, the oppressed citizens of the 12 Districts live out a nightmare, as they are forced to watch their children mercilessly slaughtered on TV.

And rebellion is out of the question. Each District is patrolled by Capitol-appointed "Peacekeepers," there to make sure that they willingly send their Tributes and watch the Games like they're supposed to. To resist is to guarantee death - or worse.

The heroine of the book is Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl who has managed to avoid the Hunger Games for the past 4 years. But that all changes when her 12-year-old sister, Prim, is selected to be this year's District 12 Tribute. Katniss, terrified for Prim, volunteers to take her place -- a decision which most likely guarantees a gruesome death.

Katniss is shipped off to the Capitol to prepare for the Games, along with Peeta, the local baker's son. They are primped and polished, interviewed and pampered, and ultimately turned loose in the arena with the other 22 tributes.

Every single one of them knows, if they are not prepared to fight to the death, they have no hope of winning. And a peaceful sit-in is not an option - the country is watching, and the Gamemakers will guarantee a good show, even if it means unleashing mutant wasps or raining down fire on the tributes.

I will admit, I spent the first half of the book convinced Katniss would certainly find a way to rebel against the Games. Surely she wouldn't participate. Surely she wouldn't kill anyone. Surely she wouldn't fight Peeta. Surely something will happen to make it so that none of these children actually has to die.

But Katniss doesn't go to the games to rebel. She goes to save her sister, and she goes to try to come back to her sister. Which means she has to win. Which means she has to participate. She's a 16-year-old girl in a world that has accepted the Games as a part of life for 3/4 of a century.

Children do die in this book. It's horrible and terrifying and heartbreaking. You want to scream at the Gamemakers and Capitol citizens, "What's wrong with you?" The book gives a chilling look at the insensitivity that would turn a blind eye to the slaughter of children in the name of entertainment and tradition.

It also gives us, in Katniss, a very flawed young girl. She is angry, stubborn and judgmental. But she is also fiercely loyal, protective, and determined. I don't agree with all of her decisions in the book. I was actually a much bigger fan of Peeta than Katniss. But I can admire her determination to do what she has to, to return to protect her sister. She clings to hope, even when all seems lost. In the world she lives in, it seems like the only choice she has.

As a parent, it saddened me greatly to think of a world where parents would be forced to send their children into a situation like this, and where children would be forced to endure this kind of brutality and despair. And if The Hunger Games was just a stand-alone story, I may not have given it 5 stars, even though it's an exciting and engrossing read. But it is the first book in a trilogy, and does an excellent job of setting up the world that Katniss and Peeta live in.

The first book is sad. I cared about the characters, but I hated the world they lived in. I hated what they had to go through. It's upsetting. It's horrifying. It made me angry. And it's supposed to. If this is the feeling you're left with after the first book, it's not a sign to give up on the series. It's a sign you need to see where it goes.
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THE HUNGER GAMES!
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one of the greatest books i have ever read, but then again my love for reading just began back in december so i have only read like ten books in all my life. Anyway, i was addicted i cried and laughed a lot so i recomend it and give it 5 stars. JUST READ IT.
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What do I have to say? I think that this book doesn't need more compliments! It's simply amazing, touching, intense and it left me wordless.

Suzanne have done an amazing work in everything, the protagonist is fantastic! She has so much personality and it's not the usual beautiful girl who fell in love with the handsome guy. The framework is magnificent, not only because it's original but also because, even if Fantasy, it rapresents a little the situation of nowadays, in some parts of the world. In it's originality this book really makes you think about how precious is life, about how difficult this could be for some person who has to fight to find something to eat or to survive.

I completely love Katniss, she's such a great character. She have been forced to grow up because of her father's death; she was the only person who could have been capable to rise up her family and her loved sister. The ruined childhood subtracts her all the youth experiences which are not related to hunting and survival.

And what about Peeta? I loved him since the first moment! Why? Because is not the handsome bad boy, he's humble, sweet, his beauty doesn't emerge in the book (conversely to other books), a hint of his physical beauty only appears when Katniss says that his body was perfect because of his hard work at the bakery.

When both Katniss and Peeta arrived at the arena the book became even more amazing; I loved the entire situation, the suspence, the tension caused by the fear of the two of them sighted by the other tributes. AMAZING! I felt like like I had been in the arena,too: the clatter of leaves, the smell of smoke, the blazing sun, EVERYTHING.

My heart had been completely stolen! Two parts of the book particulary moved me:

- When Katniss made a deal with Rue, and the terrible certainty that she would have been killed soon after.

- The horrible sensation that Katniss would never understand that Peeta was not joking about his feelings ( The end of the book left me breathless D:)

What else to say) READ IT READ IT READ IT! For Fantasy lovers this is a must-read
SV
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