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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Review

I seemed to of taken a break from reading as I haven’t really read a book since the end of the November so it is a nice feeling to be back doing what I love. Anyway, it is time for a review.

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Story

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

Taken from goodreads

The story is what made me first pick up the book years ago, of course I have read this book before but it has been years since I have watched the movies or re read the books and I wanted something to get me out of my reading slump so what better place to start then an old love. The story is like nothing I have ever read before, a young girl who is nothing special except for the fact she can use a bow has the power to make a change to the world all because she wants to look after her family. It was amazing to me when I first read the book and now it is still exactly the same, once I started I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know more about Katniss life and what made her learn to become an archer.

The descriptions are perfect, every little detail that you might want to know you get to know. The way her pin looks to the way the bow feels then Suzanne Collins tells you this. This because even better when the hunger games started as it is a brand-new environment, a lot of authors would tell you how the whole area looks at once which is a good thing as it means we know where in the map the character is but Suzanne lets us learn the map along with Katniss which makes the read that much more exciting. When katniss started running around the map looking for water we got to learn what was surrounding her, but we didn’t get to know if there was going to be any water any time soon which just makes you want to keep turning the page till you find out what is going to happen.

The ending is amazing, it makes you want to jump straight onto the next book to find out what is going to happen with Peeta and Katniss and what is going to happen with the hunger games. As soon as payday comes around I am going to be buying the next book in the series as I need to know more.

Aaron Morrsi

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