Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Started: 13/2/11
Finished: 15/2/11

Goodreads Synopsis: 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

Review: Hearing about this everywhere got me a little excited to read it and the fact that everyone read it already made me want to read it more. But I was hesitant as well. I expected so much and the last time I did so I was crushed. But this time all my expectations were filled with pure AWESOMENESS!

There were no vamps, angels, fairies and somewhat no werewolves. Its a change of my usual read. But it was for the better! I am no longer afraid to go beyond the horizons and explore the world of literature. :D

I will quote many others when I say this. This is an AMAZING book. The writing and how everything flowed so smoothly just kept me reading. I never thought I would find something as close to goodness after Vampire Academy.

Every paragraph and sentence I read felt like I was watching a movie in my head. I was completely engrossed in the book and it kept me reading. While I read I kept on telling myself "Woah, it's like I'm reading a movie script but with more detail". I swear if they change anything in the movies and turns out bad I will be very angry. The book kept me on my toes! The suspense was hair ripping and I loved it!

To conclude this review I would say that I adored the protagonist Katniss she is every bit of a kickass person I want in a protagonist. I love Peeta because hes just so dang adorable. The story was amazing though it resembled Battle Royale. It still held its uniqueness. The writing was incredible. Suzanne Collins is a great writer and created an epic story of strife, strength, and love. Simply unputdownable. A great read for all.

Have you read this book? Tell me about it in the comment section below.



  1. You're Team Peeta ?? It's awesome !! I hope you'll have a great time reading Catching Fire Naj !! You're right Katniss is definitely a kickass character and she's so brave ... =)
    Happy reading !! Great review !!

  2. isn't Peeta adorable? I'm so glad you enjoyed The Hunger Games :) will you continue with the rest of the series? the other 2 books are pretty awesome too!


  3. Elodie, Yep! I haven't actually read a lot of Gale so I can't say I like him.
    Diana, Yep! I sure will! :D

  4. I knew you would think she was kickass! Im glad you enjoyed it I'm looking forward to hear what you think of the rest of the series. I have yet to read the other two books, but I know you have the other two. So enjoy you reading.

  5. Oh, so glad you loved it!!! I was so taken by surprise when I read it as well. I had to share it with a few friends and their children have now read it as well. :) When will by be diving into Catching Fire?

  6. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Hunger Games so much! I agree, if they change anything in the movie I will be very upset, even the way the characters look. Can't wait for you to read Catching Fire now!

  7. Awesome review.. Like you I have also seen a lot of amazing reviews of this.. But also a bit out side my comfort zone.. But now I am giving it a chance.. Looking so much to read it. And already ordered all tree books :)


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