About the book:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Contains Affiliate Link)
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The 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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
This is book one to a great trilogy. If you haven’t heard of the Hunger Games, I have to wonder what rock you live under. The books are excellent. If you have seen the movies but not read the books you are in for a treat. The movies were great, the books are even better. Learn to love the characters in a way the movies can’t do. Great for upper Jr. High students and above.
Sam’s Review (Added 5-22-18):
The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is a dystopian novel made for young adult. It is large print and is 374 pages long. The link to this book on Thrice Read Books is in the description below.
Katniss’s sister is chosen for the Hunger Games, a game where there can only be one surviving winner. In a desperate act to save her sister, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Together with the other tribute, Peeta, her, ugh, fake love interest, she is forced to face the hardest challenge she’s ever encountered.
I loved this book, and, in order to understand some of what went on a little better, I took breaks and imagined myself in her position. That and I have Hunger Games music. That makes the experience so much better.
In the dislike section, well, let’s just say that I didn’t find any, which is good ‘cause I’ve got two more books in the series. This’ll be fun!
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