Author: Suzanne Collins
Number of pages: 374
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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 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.
I’m ashamed. So ashamed that it took me so long to pick this book up. I fell in love with it. I’m already reading the second one, and I have already bought the third one. This book is simply excellent. I love the characters. Katniss is everything you could want from a main character. She isn’t perfect. It’s normal, she’s human. But she has this strength, this fire and this love in her that makes you cheer for her.
The plot is excellent. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know what would happen next to her. Would she die? Would she kill? Who will survive? I had to know what would come next, which is one of the reasons why I had to read the second one. Collins writes in a way that makes you hungry for more.
Do not let yourself be turned off by the cover, like I was. The expression “Do not judge a book by its cover” is true here.
An amazing book. Can’t way to read more!
Peace, love and lots of books!