Genre: Fantasy/ Dystopia
Series: Hunger Games Trilogy
Synopsis: Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
My Thoughts: After ten days of constant, ‘Mum, can I read the Hunger Games? Can I? PLEEEAASE can I read the Hunger Games, pleeeaasse?’ I finally convinced her. So, now up to the part when the unspeakable happens: it involves a net and a spear- people who have already read Hunger Games would know.
I loved this book and by the end, I was craving the second one by the last page. It was a mad rush to the book store…
Any who how, I loved this book and it currently resides on my over flowing “OMG, 5/5 stars” bookshelf. This is an once in a lifetime book that has changed my life and will certainly change yours.
The characters are masterfully created, embellished and brought to life. The city of Panem is carefully thought out, the districts have a history, et cetera, et cetera.
The book is absolutely incredible and I give it 5/5 stars! May the rest of the series be just as exquisite as this one!