The Hunger Games

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Okay, I know what you all are thinking: “Why hasn’t she reviewed The Hunger Games yet? Does she live under a rock??”
Actually, I haven’t reviewed The Hunger Games yet because I didn’t want to play into all of the hype with the movie came out.  
I actually read this book about three or four years ago, when I was in the eighth grade…
You wanna know what my biggest pet peeve is? When people only read a book because the movie is coming out. Or when people only watch the movie and when they see the death scenes, they’re like, “Oh, eww. What is up with this movie? That’s so nasty.ß That is a true story. (Someone sitting beside me in the theater said that).
BUT, I guess I might as well do a review on it… And here it is:

Author: Suzanne Collins
Release Date: October 31, 2008
Publisher:  Scholastic Inc.
Summary ( Goodreads):
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival

My Thoughts:

I don’t want to sound like a fan girl, but this book was absolutely the best book I’ve read.
I don’t usually like dystopian genre books, but seriously, this book was great!
I love Katniss’s strong and smart character. I love the tension/love triangle between Gale, Peeta, and Katniss… As you can see, I’d probably keep going on what stuff I love about it.
It kind of wows me at Suzanne’s creation of Panem, and all of the history behind how it is when the book takes place. I know it takes me forever to try to create a past in stories I attempt to write, so I can appreciate her work.
Although some would say that all of the killing in the arena was kind of vicious, maybe too vicious, that’s how Suzanne probably wanted it to be like. The Districts were basically being punished for what their ancestors did prior to this time (although some of the Districts don’t see it as such).
I love the development of each character, also. I absolutely hate it that Madge was taken out of the movie version, because she gave Katniss the mockingjay pin. To my mind that signified that the District 12 was behind Katniss, was cheering her on.
Okay, I’m going to stop giving spoilers, now, because I’m pretty sure there might be some of you that haven’t read the book.

-Read the book, and don’t judge it by its movie.

No, seriously, go read the book!


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16 April, 2012 delete

Okay I completely agree! That is one of my pet peeves and its just like people don't care about the book just the movie. Some people are so lazy.

28 May, 2012 delete

Yes, some people are. :D


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