Sometime in the future, a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen lives with her little sister and mother in North America in a place called District 12.
The Hunger Games, the book behind the mad craze for Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, is truly one of the best books ever written. The story not only contains intense action throughout, but a genius and unique plot. The Hunger Games is about the nation of Panem, which is the soul-surviving nation of a worldwide war that nearly eradicated humanity. The nation was divided into 13 isolated districts each one with a special resource, with the exception of the Capitol, which rules over them. After a failed rebellion against the Capitol the remaining districts were forced to partake in the Hunger Games, which are a bloody battle royal with two tributes from each district partaking in it. The book follows Katniss Everdeen who just volunteered herself into the Hunger Games to save her younger sister. The story follows her troubled young life as she fights for her life and the well being for her family. As you follow her sad and danger filled life through the Hunger Games, you will constantly be wondering what will happen next. The author, Suzanne Collins’ writes in a unique and powerful way, which will keep you hooked on the book.
My 12 year old son brought this book home from school...when he set it down; I thought i'd check it out. Well, I ended up staying up all night finish it before he woke up. I was mezmerized by the story, emerced in Katniss'. Rooting for District 12 but crying buckets for Rue. This is truely a saga for all young and old!
"Happy Hunger Games!" said Effie Trinket (7). The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has quite the effect on the reader that picks up the book. This is the book where a reader will say , "OH MY GOD! WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? I HAVE TO READ!" The story is in the future, but maybe it's in the distant future that our generation will get to. This book is about a young woman named Katniss. Her sister Prim is picked for the famous battle for survival named, The Hunger Games. Katniss refuses to let Prim do it, so she volunteers herself into the games instead of her sister. The reader is guaranteed to get sucked into the terror that Katniss has to go thru in the arena of the Famous Hunger Games. The love, friendship, and challenges that the participants have to go thru makes the reader get interested in the book and make it an memorable novel that you will not be able to put down.
The Hunger Games is the 7th book by Suzanne Collins and the first in the Hunger Games trilogy. It is set in a future time, in a country called Panem, situated in the remains of North America. Panem consists of the Capitol and 12 surrounding Districts, and is a place where life is decidedly less than pleasant for the majority of the population. Narrated by Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old from District 12, it describes a society strictly governed, lives of deprivation, reduced to illegal hunter-gatherer activities to avoid starvation, and tells of the hardship of surviving. Katniss is one of 24 “tributes”, picked by lottery in each District, to participate in a “Survivor”-type situation, the annual (and nationally televised for compulsory viewing) Hunger Games, a fight to the death with only one winner. It is clear that Collins has done extensive research into hunting, gathering and wilderness survival. The novel emphasises the contrasts between the sumptuous wealth of Capitol and poverty of the Districts. The story reflects real life in that it shows how important image, strategy and sponsors are to success. It is ultimately shows real life stresses condensed in time and magnified in intensity. Think reality TV mixed with wartime battles: this is where Collins got her inspiration. Definitely not Capital L literature, but a page-turner and addictive all the same: you will be seeking out the second instalment, Catching Fire.
The Hunger GamesHeidiThis book is great. i have gotten hooked on this book since i first heard about it . My friend explained it briefly and keep telling me what was happening and stuff. Finally i had to draw the line and say stop i need to read this book. the next day i checked it out of the libary and couldnt take my eyes off of it. When i finished the book i couldnt stop thinking about Peeta and Katniss and Rue . The undying love Peeta has for Katniss. And so many questions went through my head. this book leaves you on a cliff hanger and tears running down your face. This IS the best book of the century. :)
Great book for both teens and adultsWOW, is all I can say. I can't believe how well-written and compelling this book was (I rarely read young adult books). It's set in a future "America", but doesn't feel like a sci-fi book.
At first, you think the whole premise of The Hunger Games (the actual "game" in the book) is a bit far-fetched and could never really happen. But, as you read on, you get a sick feeling that an all-powerful government of the future could actually do something like this. Even now, I can see how our society/culture, with its appetite for celebrity voyeurism and reality TV and increasing numbness to violence, could easily slip into a fascination with watching such a terrible, cruel event..... OK, you're going to have to read the book to find out what I mean!
My 20-year-old daughter, who is FINALLY returning to reading after about a 6-year hiatus, read THE HUNGER GAMES in one sitting. If you want to see your teen dive into a book, hand him/her THE HUNGER GAMES. But, I recommend that you read it first. You'll enjoy it!