Saturday, 3 March 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Again as a result of hype and recommendations, I read the first of the Hunger Games trilogy.  I was pleasantly surprised I have to admit.  The Hunger Games is a futuristic look at America whereby it is split into 12 districts each with its own specialty product i.e. coal or graphite.  As a reminder of who is in charge of the districts, the Capitol host "The Hunger Games" each year.  This involves 2 contestants from each district (one male and one female) who are between the ages of 12 and 18.  The contestants have to compete against each other until the last person is standing.  The novel follows the Hunger Games in the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who takes her sisters place as a contestant. . .the harrowing tale has ups and downs and unexpected twists which left me eager to read on. The novel is widely aimed at a younger audience however it is a very widely accessible story and will appeal to the younger generation as well as the more mature reader.

I literally read this in a night partly because it is like I mentioned, aimed at a younger audience but also because it is a very enjoyable read and Suzanne Collins has a very gripping way with words.

Overall, 4/5 and in reading this I realised I was FAR too generous in giving One Day a 3/5. . .consider that revoked and replaced with a 1/5 :)
Meg xxx

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