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Friday 11 December 2009

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games
Book #: 1
Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 384
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: Photobucket

"To kill or not to kill"

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.

Taschima's POV:

I had this book In my shelf for I don't know how long and I really regret not having read it earlier.

Katniss is the hunter, the sister and the mother. She has had more responsibilities than any kid her age should endure. But since life isn't perfect things are about to get worse. It's time for "The Hunger Games". "The Hunger Games" are a show that has 24 competitors, two for each district, a boy and a girl, and the main point of the game is to kill each other in front of thousands of spectators. When the name of her sister is chosen in the draw in a second Katniss decides to volunteer for her little sister, making her a contestant in "The Hunger Games".

I have one world for this book: Epic.

Absolutely looved it! It has everything you could wish for, violence, suspense, thrill, a magnificent and original story line, and a bit of romance. It's so awesome.

The main character, Katniss, is competing for the first place in my favorite characters in YA (her competition is Rose from Vampire Academy). She is strong. independent and so smart! She is a very powerful main character and I believe that you would all love her.

The world is chaotic, full of hunger and despair. Katniss grew up taking care of her little sister and hunting to survive. Now there are some other characters like her sister Prim, her mother, Gale and Peeta.

I am part of the Peeta team! Gale is okay, but I don't know him that much, not like I know Peeta. Peeta is charming and so sweet.

The things that happen on "The Hunger Games" are horrible, the extremes people will take to survive. And the writing of the author gives us such a clear picture.

I don't know what else to say, I just love it. It has a perfect balance. I wish for everybody to read it. The only thing that was a little bit like "uh?" where the names. Katniss? Peeta? Prim? Weird, but original!

Read it, read it, read it.


  1. I liked this book too..I just got Catching Fire for Christmas from my secret santa and I am so excited to find a chance to read it and see what else happens to Peeta and Katniss.

  2. I still have to look into this series. ><

  3. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Your review just pushes me just to go and finally get it.

  4. YAY! Team Peeta!!! *high five*

  5. Great review! I am in love with this book!

  6. Team Peeta! *bumps fists* I love Peeta. He's so sweet :D

    So glad you loved it! I felt the same exact way once I finished it... now I have to read Catching Fire. What will happen to Kat and Peeta in the next installment?! D:

  7. Oh my god, I LOVE this book! You really don't understand how much I love this book girl! You have to read the second book, NOW! hurry up, go go go!!!

    Uhmm, I have one problem with your awesome review. Team Peeta? Seriously? I'm very disappointed in you Taschima.

  8. I sort of like their names. Especially Peeta's since his family has a bakery(like pita bread!).
    But yeah, I seriously loved this book. It took me awhile too to see what all the hype about this book was about.
    And I loved your summary of Katniss, you described her perfectly! This really is a fantastic series and you should most definitely be checking out Catching Fire soon! Thanks for the review! :)

  9. I also have had this book on my bookshelf for friggin ever. Your review just reminded me that I need to get my booty in gear and read it soon!

  10. I always saw stuff about this book and I was like nah that doesnt look THAT good, well I finally went and bought it a couple months ago, yup read it in one day then went and got Catching Fire and read that in one day. One word... AMAZING! Just you wait til you read Catching Fire, its even better than the first! And then you'll have to wait til like August or September for the third one, which will be amazing as well i'm sure. :)

  11. Yeah, weird names... original... but weird xD. The hunger games is a great book, very different from others, and really good. I cant wait to read Catching Fire.

    Great review ^^

  12. Loved it too! Haven't read the sequel yet but will soon.

  13. Yay! Another one for Team Peeta! :)

  14. Hunger Games was action packed, suspenceful and it had feeling. Would make an awesome movie. My mom read- and loved- it, so this is a series for all ages!

  15. I soooooo need to read this book

  16. Great review! What a wonderful book! By the way, mentioned you in our latest post. Love your blog and so glad you're an affiliate with Natalie.

  17. this book sounds so good! i've heard only good things about this book and from your review, i think i'll love it!

  18. I loved this book as well :D I'm team Peeta after The Hunger Games but I might change my mind after Catching Fire if we get to know Gayle a bit better :)

  19. I wish I had waited to read all three in succession, but I will not have to reread these books because they stand out so much!

  20. I've heard really good things about this book. I'm dying to read it!

  21. When this book first came out, all I did was tell people to read it.

    I was always like 'NEed a book to read? Hunger Games! DO IT!' =P


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