Saturday, May 29, 2010

Review #1: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



"Destroying things is much easier than making them."

In the years to come, war will break out across North America and everything you currently know will be destroyed. Out of the ruins emerges a new nation called Panem. There's thirteen districts and each year, the districts are required to send one boy and one girl to participate in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a competition to the death between the tributes from each district. The tributes are put into an arena and have to learn to survive in the wild and keep from being killed by a fellow tribute. Only one tribute can come out alive. The Hunger Games is televised all across Panem and the winner will be given riches and fame.

"You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope."

The main character of The Hunger Games is Katniss Everdeen. Originally, her little sister Prim was supposed to participate but Katniss took her place.
This story is very intense and really plays with your emotions... it even has romance in it.

"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it."

This story is filled with politics and parallels with things that have happened in history.
It's also one of those stories that you say you're only going to read the first chapter and end up reading and reading and reading.

"Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you."

Most definitely 5/5.

-SEP

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