The Hunger Games
by: Suzanne Collins
Published: October 01, 2008
I give it:
Description: In a futuristic society, the United States is divided into 12 districts, each based on their area's natural product. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, an area once known as Appalachia. District 12's product is coal. Almost everyone is a miner. It is not a wealthy area. Residents are forced to eat whatever they can find or pay with a chance on their child's life to obtain government surplus foods. Luckily Kat's father taught her how to hunt and gather before he was blown up in a mine explosion. After his death her family depends on her for survival, until the very worst thing happens to them: She is sent to the Hunger Games to represent District 12 in a fight to the death. If she wins, both her family and her district will be rewarded with all the food and wealth they need. Kat is ready to do battle with the wilderness and the other tributes, but she isn't ready to fall in love. What happens when she finds she has feelings for her partner and knows she must kill him to win the games?
My Thoughts: AAAAHHHH! I am so obsessed with this book! I honestly could not put it down after I started reading it. I read the entire book in one sitting, even though I had originally intended on only reading the first few chapters. It was that good! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and didn't let go until the very end.
Everything about this book is perfect. It's simply amazing! I laughed, I cried, (mostly cried)... I was happy, I was angry (mostly angry)! It's very well written, and I became extremely attached to the characters, and their struggle.
Even after I finished the Hunger Games, I found myself obsessing over the characters long after I had closed the book. I couldn't get them out of my head! I couldn't wait to pick up the sequel to this wonderful story: Catching Fire! (I am almost finished with it already)
I find that with books I am completely in love with, I somehow can not write a decent review. I just want to scream OMG! OMG! OMG! over and over again, and call it a review.