Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: Sept. 2008
Pages: 374
Level: ages 12+
Genre: Post-apocalyptic
Format read: E-book

Summary from GoodReads
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 was told to read this book numerous times but I kept putting it off.  Once I decided to start it, I couldn't put it down.  I know this book is somewhat old and there are lots of reviews on it out there.  So, I will keep it somewhat brief.  

Like I said I couldn't put the book down once I started it, this book was amazing!  I wasn't sure how I would like this type of book, but I loved it.  The book is well written and it draws you in from the very beginning.  I thought the characters were well developed and so was the story line.  The book completely captivates you and makes you feel like you are in the story and can completely empathize with the characters.  There were many times I felt like I was in the action and was feeling what the characters were feeling.  

This is a must read and will be a book that I will recommend to anyone, young and old.  I was so excited when I found out they were making it into a movie.  I can't wait to see it!


Where to Buy:
Barnes & Noble


  1. Hi, I am author E. Van Lowe over at E's blog. I saw you at Book Blogs and stopped by. I know how tough it is getting followers starting out, so I thought I'd become your fan. Bela is cute. Hope she's not thinking of becomming a vamp ;-)


  2. @E. Van Lowe

    Thanks so much for following. I will definitely check out your blog as well. Bella is cutey! I sure hope she doesn't want to sparkle! ;) Funny part is she was intentionally named after Bella of Twilight, but so many people ask us that, that we have started to say yes! :) Hehe!

  3. Love, love, loved Hunger Games, and now I've got my sis hooked on it! Super cute blog, btw! I'm gonna be following you now!

  4. @BookJunkie Thanks so much! I'm am now following you as well!

    I loved the entire series! Was hooked from the start and am so glad I finally listened and read them! :)

  5. I have this one ordered at my local library - I think I'll be the last person in the world to read it ;)

    May I ask what breed Bella is? She looks like a pug/beagle cross or a pugalier in her picture, so I'm interested as I have a pugalier myself :)

    PS: New follower!

  6. @Agrippina Oh my gosh, you will love the book! I would recommend it to anyone. Let me know what you think of it!

    Bella is a puggle (pug/beagle). I've never heard of a pugalier. I just looked them up and they are adorable! Looks like a slightly bigger version of a puggle! So cute! How is there temperament?

    Thanks for following! I am now following you as well!

  7. I can't speak for them all, but mine is an absolute darling. Gentle as anything, to the point of letting you take food from his mouth. He didn't end up looking like we were expecting, though, because he combines the Cavalier coat length with the pug coat coarseness and ends up looking rather peculiar - but cute nonetheless ;)

  8. @Agrippina Sounds cute! Bella is either off the wall or super lazy. Hopefully her craziness calms down a bit once she is a bit older. She loves people and gets upset if she sees someone and they don't say hi!

  9. I'm not a huge fan of YA books so I don't give 5 stars too easily on this genre :D The Hunger Games is the first YA book which I gave 5 stars and it really them. The book is awesome! I also love the movie but I love the book so much even more! Did you see the movie yet?


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