AUTHOR- Suzanne Collins
PUBLISHER- Scholastic Press
GOODREADS RATING- 3.36/5
GENRE- Dystopian, Adventure
PUBLISHED- September 14, 2008
You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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 REVIEW: This book has been amazingly written and will keep you within its grip right from the first chapter. The Hunger Games is one of the first books that were released with a strong female protagonist and the idea of it is so undoubtedly original. This book is written very well, the plot is neither too fast nor too slow and you’ll not feel bored even once. All the characters in the book are described very uniquely which everyone loved. The contrasting personalities of Peeta and Katniss really touch our hearts when they start falling in love. Katniss has been fabulously portrayed as a very strong person and indeed she is one of my favorite protagonists of all the books I’ve read and I am quite sure is not going to change.
(THESE REVIEWS ARE MY POINT OF VIEWS, AND YOUR OPINIONS MIGHT BE VARYING FROM MINE)