By Suzanne Collins
Date Published: October 31, 2008
Page Numbers: 374
Summary: 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: *Yes, I saw the movie for the book* So, here I am, Monday, back and ready to blog about God's gift to the world. BOOKS! I took the rest of the week for personal reasons and I'm ready to get started on my blogging again. Great right? And what better to do than to start off with THE FREAKING HUNGER GAMES.
So, the plot...I love it, and I feel this is the kick start of dystopian, right here. Books like this are the reason no one trusts the government. And since I saw the movie, the plot is fantastic in both and the movie goes straight along with the book, which is great, but it has some differences. The characters are so unique and great. They're tough and sometimes very funny. Out of everyone I really loved Katniss, Cinna and Effie. I mean, how can you not like that big powder puff. This world the US has now become is so different and interesting. All the technology and fashion and they way everyone acts is so....interesting, for lack of a better word.
I'd really like a little more knowledge about history in the book though, but I'm sure I'll find out more in Catching Fire, but I still had to ask my friend about stuff in the book just to figure out what was going on. It was just about sweet moments and the scary thing that they were really doing it in the beginning, the fact they were really going through with the games.
Then the moment in the Arena, action. ACTION. ACTION! I loved every moment that was described. It was straight forward and packed a punch. Great! But the ending, it was more idolized in the movie and in the book, it just seemed to fly by. Not much significance in the final scene in the Games.
But the movie, glorified it, but that's what comes from watching the movie first. So should you read it or just go see the movie? Ummm, HELL NO! Go buy this book and the others that follow. Its fantastic.