The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

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Considering it's one of the most-reviewed books on here, I will try to keep this short. Still, this is likely one of the few reviews that won't be singing its praises.

I read "The Hunger Games" because I was forced to, essentially. I was resisting it because I had fallen for the hype surrounding "Twilight" a few years ago, and the way I describe it, "'Twilight' and I had a very bad break-up." However, my dad kept bugging me to read it because Katniss is an archer and - what do you know? - so am I. Yes, I did it before Katniss made it cool. Plus, my dad was going to read it, and he normally doesn't read a lot of books. Therefore I felt obligated to read it as well. For the record, I did not go into "The Hunger Games" wanting to hate it. In fact, I was hoping that I would be proved wrong. And, coming out of it, I don't hate it, but all I have is a big 'eh'. Just 'eh'.

I think I would have liked it better if it were written in third person. I really wanted to know what was going on in the Capitol or with the other Tributes, and Katniss wasn't really a fantastic narrator. Her reaction to hearing Prim's name called was extremely anti-climactic (and on that note, I'd like to point out that, as a hunter, I know for a fact that people DIE regularly from falling out of ten-foot tree stands. I did not buy that Katniss was merely winded after that experience). Also, Collins used far too many fragmented sentences. I know, I sound like a Grammar Nazi, but I'm not anti-fragments. There's just a time and a place, and they were sprinkled haphazardly all over the place in Collins work. They lose their impact, then.

Although "Twilight" and I do not get along well now, I can say this: at least it had a decent love-triangle. The most obnoxious love-triangle in history, yes, but at least it did have three points and conflict. The 'love-triangle' in "The Hunger Games" was more like a love-90-degree-angle ... Gale was so inconsequential throughout most of the book and his relationship with Katniss so vague that I did not care. And I didn't care much about Peeta either, for that matter. Like I said, 'eh'. Same for all the other Tributes. It's supposed to be this huge deal that they all die, but besides Rue I never got to know any of them well enough to care at all. There's just so little character-development in this whole book that it left a very small impact on me. The thing that I can compliment Collins on is her action sequences. As I said in my points, it's clear she's a screenwriter. There was some good action stuff. I just wanted it to be BALANCED with characters that I cared about!

So, overall, not the best book I've ever read (but definitely not the worst). I guess there's one other good thing I can hand to the series, though, and this reluctantly: it's getting people to read in an age where reading is no longer cool. And for that, I tip my hat to you, Ms. Collins.

So much for keeping this short.
Good Points
-It's clear that Collins is a screen-writer. Her action scenes were good.
-The book gets people to read.
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Hunger Games the books that started a fan chain
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This book series gonna be the only thing that will be trend in the future
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What can I say about the first book of Suzanne Collins Hunger. Well I could start by saying that I love Katniss the main Heroine who lives in a place where kids are selected to fight for her life.When her sister Peta is selected to be in the games.Katniss did not want Peta to be in the games.For the first time in the history of the games.Katniss take Peta place in the games.
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...Amazing.
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Oh, The Hunger Games. My sole obsession. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I've read a lot. Believe me. Suzanne Collins is partially the reason why I read so often. Trying to find a book even better than THE HUNGER GAMES? It's been proven more difficult than I expected. Hah.
12 Districts. 24 tributes. One winner. Once a year, in the country of Panem, the Hunger Games are held. The 12 boys and 12 girls are sent to an arena to fight til the death for the sole purpose of entertaining the citizens of the capitol. It's considered a punishment for the rebellious acts of their ancestors so many years ago. In this novel, this is the future of The United States.
EVERY EMOTION POSSIBLE is felt during the process of this book. Seriously. I cried. I cheered. I was pissed. Everything Katniss and the others felt, I did too. It takes a perfect writer to do that to a reader, especially me.
The writing in this book is great. Collins seriously did a damn good job here. I LOVE all of the characters- Katniss, Gale, Peeta, everyone. The author described them and created their distinctive personalities with every little detail in mind. At first, I wasn't a huge fan of Peeta(I know, crazy, right?), he seemed too.. perfect, but then after reading the trilogy for a second time, I realized I love him too. How can you not?
Whenever a friend asks for a recommendation, I immediately tell them to read this book, and since they know I don't get excited like this over a book easily, they go ahead and read it as well. Now we're all obsessed together.
The Hunger Games deserves 10 out of 5 stars, but since I can't do that, 5 will have to suffice.
Read this. Now. You will be so glad you did.
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A Must Read!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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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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Best book ever!
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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Everyone has got to read this book and all the other books in the series. I was amazed by the organised feel but slightly mad and dangerously exciting plot.
READ READ READ!!!
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Really gripping. A definite must read! Good fun but daring andb exciting.
Wow!
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Loved it, but
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Katniss's character would sometimes get on my nerves, but that is expected. I enjoyed her in the long run, though. I feel it was part of the journey to dislike her at certain points, because I was just angry that she wouldn't make up her mind. I'm sure part of that was the reason I kept on reading.
Good Points
The characters are believable. Not only can you fully experience the way Katniss feels, but nobody is the overly used character that has heads turning everywhere they go because they are so beautiful. Thank goodness. Everyone of them has there flaws.
The plot was amazing, making me want to continue reading at the end of every chapter. Even the end left me craving for more!
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Kill or Be Killed
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4.7
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4.0
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5.0
In the country of Panem, a terrifying reality television show called the Hunger Games takes place. From each of the twelve districts, one girl and one guy are chosen as tributes to fight in the event until only one remains. When the main character, Katniss, sees that her own sister is chosen, she steps forward to take her place in the deadly event. Afterwards, she meets Peeta, a boy who changes her in ways not even she can understand. The outcome of Katniss in the games is fairly predictable towards the ending because we see her use her amazing survival skills and tactics throughout the entire book.
Not only is the plot incredible, the characters are fairly interesting as well. Katniss is a believable character because many of her actions are strongly motivated by love. Because she loves her sister, she is willing to risk her own life just to protect her sister's. Normally, when we truly love someone a lot, we would do anything for them. Even so, Katniss can be frustrating to like sometimes, because she is often oblivious to other's feelings, ending up hurting them. I think that may be the only upsetting thing about her incredible character. Her ways of staying strong, both physically and emotionally, are extremely inspirational.
I think that the language is gripping because the author, Suzanne Collins, doesn't drag on and on about places and characters in lengthy descriptions. Instead she is straight forward and often uses shorter sentences to create even more dramatic tension. The first person point of view of Katniss also enhances the reading experience because it feels like we are facing the deadly obstacles in the games as well, keeping us turning the pages rapidly.
I would give this book four and a half stars out of five because it is full of suspense and adventure. There are rarely any boring pages because it's very fast paced. I also like how the violent killing scenes aren't gruesome or disgustingly bloody, making it much easier to read. Overall, the book is captivating and fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, or romantic drama.
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The New Beginning
(Updated: March 22, 2012)
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The Hunger Games is a fictional novel with action and romance. It is a compelling book with an enthralling plot written by an amazing author, Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen, an ordinary 16 year old girl who is independent and courageous, is both the narrator and the main character of the story.

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.
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Hunger games
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
one of the best book i have read for awhile
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One of the reasons I picked Hunger Games was because I wanted to see the movie, it looks really good and amazing since, they’re making a movie the book would also haft to be good. The Hunger Games is one of those books that you want to keep reading and never stop reading it. This book is one of my favorite books that I have read for awhile. This book in my opinion should of won more awards then it received. The Hunger Games has so many kinds of inserting things in it. This book has well over 7 million copies and the book is translated into different languages. It is rated 4 out of 5 stars in the Amazon’s review. This book is one I would recommend to all ages that like some action in their book.
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Born To Fight
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
The adventurous action story of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins sets in the nation of Panem, or a place once known as North America. The nation of Panem is made of a Capitol surrounded by 12 districts which border it. To assure authority and keep districts in order, the Capitol forces all districts to send a boy and a girl, between the ages of 12 and 18, to participate in the annual Hunger Games, which is a fight to death between the 24 teenage tributes. The victor, or the last one standing, is heavily rewarded and his or her district is also showered with food and luxuries. On the day of picking, Katniss, the protagonist, takes her younger sister’s spot as she is chosen.
Though unwilling, Katniss begins an adventurous battle which fully portrays her bravery. With District 12 counting on her for prizes and food, her sister surviving with a single, half-depressed mother, and the expectations of the Capitol, Katniss is still determined to fight the odds of survival and win the Games. Under so much pressure, her ability to be able to manage problems is incredible and definitely admirable. However, the most intriguing part of Katniss is her overall character development through the story as a stubborn girl who ends up learning to trust.
Throughout the novel, the language used is fairly simple, but very effective. Collins’ use of simple words paint an imaginative, but clear story. Though sometimes over-imaginary and somewhat hard to believe, the story itself is very well thought out and plotted. Collins takes complete advantage of the story’s future setting as she expresses what a future world would look like. Through the eyes of a teenage girl, the novel presents a unique point of view that constantly gives a tense feeling, which keeps readers at the tips of their mind, ready to flip to the next page. With weird relationships clashing with physically bloody battles, the novel consistently keeps the reader sucked in. This book is definitely a five star book and is for action and suspense lovers!
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