The Hunger Games is a very original story, with an extrordinary world building, great characters and a plot that couldnt be better.
It has everything: suspense, intrigue, romance, drama, and something I really like were the descriptions, but also that sometimes, when descriptions were no necessary, the escenes were perfectly developed.
I really liked it. I dont know how could I take so long to read it, because it is awesome.
Katniss is an amazing girl, a survivor, but not everything is as easy as it sounds for her, because The Hunger Games are letal, and the contestants represent danger. So Katniss needs to stay alive, but not only her...
Is hard for me to talk without giving spoilers, so I just gonna say that is an awesome book, that will keep you reading until yo want more and more... luckily there is a sequel, that surely is gonna be as good as the first book.
The sequel for this book won't be able to come out fast enough... Katniss's strength throughout the Hunger Games shows that women can do everything. Her bravery to take her sister's place makes me feel empowered. Everything she had to go through is really inspirational to me. It shows me how I want to live my life; fighting until the very end
If I could give this book more stars, I would. I can't begin to even tap into the genius of this book. In a world of reality shows and virtual reality games, where do you go next? Can fictional entertainment still contain our attention when we find entertainment in such extreme ideas and past times? Movies and video games continue to become more violent in an attempt to shock, thrill and entertain us. Is there a cap off? In Suzanne Collin's tale, she creates a world so much different than ours in so many ways and so much similar at the same time. The Hunger Games is an actual reality show with one EXTREME twist, you must fight to the death. The last one living wins! These are KIDS, mind you. It's such a horrific concept that blows my mind each time I think about it. I started this book one Sunday afternoon and could not put it down until I turned the last page! It is such a thought provoking novel that I think encourages the reader to delve deeper into the writing and explore more than just the fiction in the pages, but the life that we are living. I recommend this to anyone over the age of 12! It is perfect for reluctant readers, as well. The sequel comes out 9/09.
After hearing so much about The Hunger Games, I finally picked up
a copy at my library, and I'm glad I did because this book rocked! I
couldn't help but compare its government to our own, and how we're
getting closer and closer to having our freedoms obliterated and having
the government control everything we do. I loved Katniss' character. She
is one girl who can take care of herself, even when she and everyone
around her is oppressed.
Collins creates a world that is
basically horrible. The Capital makes people play in a game to their
deaths and forces everyone in the districts to watch as their loved ones
die. I was reminded of The Giver
by Lois Lowry (another must-read book), where the Elders choose what
the younger people do as a living, and they are supposed to accept their
job without complaint or rebellion.
I love reading dystopian
books, even though they essentially are all depressing. It gives us a
peek into what this world would be like if such-and-such actually
The Hunger Games
has excitement, and will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way
through. It will be interesting to see what happens in Catching Fire, the second book in the
trilogy, especially with the love triangle of Katniss, Gale, and Peeta.
This book was so incredible. It takes you to a place you never would have imagined, a world thats cruel and brutal, where the citizens have to take place annually in The Hunger Games. A event in which 24 children from the ages of 12 to 18 are taken and dropped into an arena and forced to kill each other until there is one winner. The Hunger Games are used to remind the districts of their place under the capitols rule. When Katniss bravely steps up and volunteers to take the place of her 12 year old sister, she is thrown into a heart-breaking fight for survival and she is also thrown into love.
This book was impossible to put down while reading it. It truly is inspiring and you will be left begging for more when it is over. This book is truly genius.
Sometime after the world as we know it ends a new nation
called Panem emerges. Panem is divided into 12 districts, and one Capitol.
Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12 with her mother and little sister. Since
her father died in a mining accident she has had to fight everyday, breaking
laws and risking her life just to keep her family fed. Once a year the Capitol
holds The Hunger Games, where one boy and one girl over the age of 12 from each
of the 12 districts are thrown into an arena. At the end, only one person is
still living, and they are the winner. To decide who goes, each district holds
a Reaping. At the age of 12 you automatically get one ticket added to the
Reaping hat. If youre poor and cannot get food to eat, you can trade more name
tickets for grain. That means you now have a better chance of being called out
at The Reaping, and sent into the unknown to fight for your life. After Katniss
sister is pulled out of the Reaping Hat, Katniss volunteers to take her
place. The boy that is called out is Peeta, the son of a baker (get it? Peeta? Baking?),
and the boy Katniss credits with saving her life after her father died. Suddenly
they are hauled away from their family and taken to The Capitol, where the rich
people of Panem live. After a week of training, preparations and ceremonies,
The Hunger Games have finally begun. Since only one person can win, that means
either Katniss or Peeta has to die. Or do they?
In a world where Twilight is considered the best YA novel
ever, I am very happy to see The Hunger Games get so much attention. It is a great example of what a YA novel
should be. It is unique, creative, and makes you think long after youve
finished the book. The plot is gripping; you hate having to picture these kids
killing each other, but you also want the main characters to win! Typical of a
YA novel is has much gooey romance to win over the stubborn sci-fi readers. The
ending is both inspiring but worrying. My only
complaint is that the author could have been a tad bit more creative
when naming the characters. It reminded me of those celebrities who name their
kids wacky things like Zuma and Pilot. But once you get over that, you wont
want to put this book down.
The Hunger Games takes place in North America which is, by then, separated into 12 districts and ruled by a tyrannical government. The story starts on the reaping day, where a boy and a girl from each district are chosen to participate in the annual hunger games that is held at the Capitol. When the name Primrose Everdeen is drawn out, Katniss bravely replaces her sister as one of the 24 tributes selected to participate in the games. 24 kids aging from 12 to 18 are thrown into an enormous arena and forced to fight each other to the death. Everything that happens in the arena is broadcasted live on television in every district. Katniss is aware of what she might encounter and how her life will be changed entirely. It is either death, or a triumph return. Danger lies ahead, awaiting.
Katniss Everdeen's independence and courage are greatly admired. Her mother sank into depression after the shocking death of her father and Katniss and Primrose are left alone to take care of themselves. As a result, Katniss had to sneak outside of the electrical fence surrounding district 12 to go hunting in the woods at the age of 11. There were venomous snakes, rabid animals and flesh-eaters in the woods. Not to mention, trespassing in the woods and poaching were illegal and carried the severest of penalties.
I personally like this book very much. It got me hooked in right away after the first few pages. The plot is breathtaking and unbelievably gripping and I found it hard to put down the book and stop reading. I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5 and recommend this book to all ages who love intense action novels.