Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins
Summary: Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

I can definitely say this book is different from anything else I have ever read. I don’t read many books that take place in the future. Not because I don’t like them, I just don’t come across very many. Right now Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is the only one I can think of, and I actually thought about it a bit while reading Hunger Games. In both books the government has changed the way people live, drastically and not in good ways. Also when Katniss described the people from the Capitol I couldn’t help but think about the ‘Pretties’ in Scott Westerfeld’s world and how they changed their appearances constantly. Did anyone else catch these similarities?

Of course these are two completely books and both are extremely original. Hunger Games is very refreshing to read, so many Young Adult books are center around immortals and vampires. Suzanne Collins has a great imagination. I also love her characters, Katniss is great strong-willed main female character. She doesn’t hesitate to take her little sisters place in the games, risking her life. Peeta is loveable, and charming. He's so in love with Katniss that he would do anything to keep her safe.

Hunger Games is an amazing book with loads of adventure, and romance. No matter what you prefer to read Suzanne Collins’ writing will capture you till that last page and leave you wanting more.

Now I have one question for you? Who do you like Peeta or Gale?



  1. im just reading the uglies series now and i agree there is a similar feel between the books, all though of course they are very unique stories. i loved hunger games and catching fire and am really loving the uglies series too.

  2. GALE!!! No question! I read the Uglies series after HG, but they did remind me of each other. I like Scott Westerfeld but I LOVE Suzanne Collins!!


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