Book review: The Hunger Games

THE Hunger Games is a well written and enjoyable young-adult novel. It’s one of the few books you can call a page-turner, and the characters are much more interesting than the usual novel characters

THE Hunger Games is a well written and enjoyable young-adult novel. It’s one of the few books you can call a page-turner, and the characters are much more interesting than the usual novel characters.

Katniss Everdeen, the book’s heroine is a beacon of hope. It’s set in a dystopian future, where America has been turned into a vicious land called Panem. It’s run by the “Capitol,” a sick dictatorship of a government ruled by President Snow.

Katniss lives in District 12, one of the many districts in Panem. She has a complicated relationship with Gale, he’s sort of like the Jacob of The Hunger Games series and lives with her mother and sister, Primrose.

An annual event occurs in Panem-The Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death that the country is forced to watch. The Capitol calls it a pageant but it’s just a sick game. Every game, two “tributes” get picked to represent their district, and Katniss volunteers after the odds going against Primrose.

Katniss is chosen along with Peeta to represent District 12. With over 24 people in one forest fighting for survival and each hoping to be the one that survives. Action starts.

It’s a great book and Suzanne Collins makes it hard to put down but I can’t help think there could be more to the book because it leaves you wanting.

 

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