This book is about a 16 year old girl called Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, which is split into 12 sections (originally 13) surrounding the, much richer, Capital. Because of the long ago failed rebellion (by district 13) each year 1 girl and 1 boy aged 12-18 are chosen, at random to compete in the Hunger Games.
What I Think
I think it is a very well written and heart-warming book. It’s the kind of book you find yourself crying at, only to stop and wonder why you were crying in the first place. It is exciting, sad and happy at the same time and kind of like a weird confusing rom-com-action-sad-weird. It truly is a good start to a trilogy.
What Others Think
The Guardian-“The Hunger Games was DEFINITELY the best series I read last year”
Fantasy book review-“The Hunger Games was a simply magnificent read.”
Goodreads-“New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present”
For a view on the movie, look for Ollie Parkers excellent review!
By Lauren B