Friday, December 9, 2011

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
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 steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Source:Borrowed from Friend(My Friend shoved it at me and told me to read it NOW!)

Note: Younger Readers cautioned due to Violence.

Links: Amazon, BD,BN,Flipkart

My Thoughts:
I had  finished reading the first two books before Mockingjay was released(approximately 5 months before it released) .Before I say anything else I would advise you to read this book ONLY. Catching Fire is pretty good but isn't even near the EPICNESS that is The Hunger Games and Mockingjay is just ...*SHUDDERS*

(Note: This review was written for a school project so it might be a little different from my usual reviews)

The Hunger Games is a fresh story set in an alternate reality,which seems so much like our own.This book has the potential to become an all time classic due to it's fresh and engrossing narrative.

The Hunger Games follows Katniss Everdeen as she selflessly takes the place of her younger sister in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.This is an annual ritual or ceremony in which two children from each of the 13 districts are put against one another and the last one standing...wins.The children do not have a choice.If you are chosen ,you fight or die.

I really liked this book.It has a gruesome and mature theme but that is what sets it apart from others.This book is a fine example of dystopian fiction.

Katniss Everdeen is a very strong female protagonist.She is selfless,strong,courageous,responsible and human.Very few people would step up and make the sacrifice she makes.I really admire her!

While at one end we have a strong,rough and tough female on the other end we have a male protagonist who is her complete opposite.
Peeta knows his chances of survival are very low but that doesn't make him loose hope.He tries not to hurt anyone,even when they're out to get him.It was nice to see that not everyone becomes a blood thirsty animal human if they are put in such a precarious situation.

This book had strong characters,a very thought provoking and engaging storyline and it introduces us to unique world.Suzzanne Collins has you begging for a sequel before the book is over.

When I finished this book,the only word that came to my mind was AMAZING and I think that there's nothing more that can be said about this book.

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY WONDERFUL friend who literally forced me to read this book NOW!

My Rating :


  1. PHEW. I was about to seriously whack you upside the head then, because I thought you were only JUST reading this series. But luckily for you, I read your first paragraph before violence took over :P Although I must disagree about CF and Mockingjay, I LOVED them both!

    But I definitely agree with your thoughts on THG - WOW. Such an amazing book, it totally blew me away. And YES. THE TRAILER. LOVELOVELOVELOVE. So excited for the movie!

  2. I love this books so much, definitely my favorite of the series! I enjoyed the second two, but this one stands out for me and is one of those books that nothing else can really compare to. I can't wait to see it on the big screen!

  3. Wow. Can't type today. That would be *book* not *books* in the above comment:)

  4. I so agree with you! I'm extremely glad that my friend made me red this to. I absolutley loved it!

  5. Wow you can use this for a school project!? Nice! I'm glad you enjoyed it - really who didn't!? I hope you get an A+! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  6. @Giselle: I did :) I got a 9.5/10

    @Brodie and Jenny :

    The trailer gives me goosebumps!!!!

  7. I can't wait to see this movie! The trailer was EPIC!

  8. I used to think that I was the only one who hadn't read this book, but I know there are others like me out there. Your review just reinforced all of the wonderful things I have heard about this one. It is definitely a priority for 2012.

  9. I absolutely agree with you! I love, love The Hunger Games, :)
    Did I mention Peeta is just awesome?!
    Great review, :)

  10. one of the best dystopian book i've ever read ;)

  11. I seem to be one of the very few who still haven't read this book. I just bought a copy of it and it is on its way so I can't wait to get my hands on it and start reading it!


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