Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Description- 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 steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love

Back in the High School, I was the spokesperson/assistant/member of our 4 people book club.
Part of what we had done was make Book Trailers. Hunger Games was the FIRST book trailer I had made. Since I was going to put up my review about it, I thought, why not put up the mini video.

Now that I have that out of the way, on to the real stuff.

  If you have read as many books as I have, you might have realized that alot of stories tend to have such weak minded protagonists. Oh you know the type. The ones that no matter how many times they are told "He is not good for you. Don't do it!", they go out of their way to semi-stalk the guy until he is as equally obsessed. 
The greatest thing about this book is that there is absolutely no obsession-driven-romance! Yes, yes. It is quite the surprise. The real fun part of the story is actually the Annual Hunger Games. Every year two unlucky kids from the ages of 12-18, are chosen to represent their district in this to-the-death, barbarian competition. With 12 districts, 24 go in, but only one comes out. Talk about horrible odds of survival. So either you win, and you gain riches for your district. Or you lose, and die only to be forgotten.
  Imagine the shock when Katniss' little sister is chosen, though it is the first time her name was entered in the "lottery" (The older you get the more times you can enter your name. For each time you enter your name, you gain some sort of rations for your family). Katniss, being the best big sister ever* goes up and takes her place. That within itself shows a sort of courage that not many would have. Even for family, not many people would want to stick out their necks knowing what the outcome might be. The other "lucky" person chosen was Peeta. A schoolmate who tends to keep to himself. 
   Before the Games even begin, Katniss has done something wrong she does not even realize she has done. She has sparked talk of a revolution. With just one symbol, she has put herself in more danger than she could ever imagine. Throughout her journey, she has to learn to watch her back, no one can be trusted. 
   Katniss would have to be my all time favorite female character simply because of who she is. Some people would say she has a feisty personality but in reality, it's what makes her awesome. In her home of district 12, it is either fight for survival or die. Simple as that. Ever since her father had died, Katniss has been doing all she could to keep her family alive. Is that strong or what?
I can easily say this book will spark your inner feminism. You will feel that this girl has cut the boundaries of helpless-girl, to strong-willed young woman. I can guarantee that this will be one of the books you will want to tell all your friends about for days to come. 

Sexual Content- Kissing

Rating- 4.5

2 Opinions:

BookJunkie said...

Loved the books, which I thought was kinda weird given the bloody nature of it, and love your blog! It's so cute!! Great review!! I'm a new follower, found you from Book Blogs!

A. Santiago said...

im a fan of the series, can't wait for the movie to come out

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