Friday, December 09, 2011

The Hunger Games book review!

I know most of you have heard of The Hunger Games. Some less than others (my mom is one of those poor people that hear about it everyday from yours truly. poor lady) but here is my review for it:

THE HUNGER GAMES (the hunger games trilogy book 1) by SUZANNE COLLINS

Movie Rating: PG-13 for some kissing and violence and gore
Book Rating: @@@@@
Swearing: Maybe 2 instances of the h-word
Genre: Dystopian
Published By: Scholastic Press

Back Blurb:          In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 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 12-18 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 the 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Winning means fame and fortune.
Losing means certain death.
The Hunger Games have begun....

My Review:
        The Hunger Games is one of the best teen trilogies I have ever read. A trilogy with very little swearing and no 'inappropriate scenes'! *gasps in shock* After reading The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins made it to my top 10 favorite authors list. Set in a future day North America the Capitol forces young kids to fight in a gruesome and horrible display of bloodshed and shows just what will happen if the government gets to much control  over the people. Most people read this and think, "What a gruesome book!", but if your family was starving (if you win you get a life-time supply of food), and bullies were trying to kill you just for the fun of it, would you not fight? To save my family's lives and my life I would kill just as fast as the other contestants. Some are more timid that others, but most are more blood-thirsty and only look at the Games as a chance to up their popularity back home. Would you survive?


Check out the movie trailer! (movie coming March 23, 2012)

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