Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunger Games!!!

The first book i want to talk about is one you've most likely heard of: The Hunger Games! The best-selling book is probably my all-time favorite. They've also recently made a movie out of it! I saw the movie a couple weeks ago, and it is AMAZING. Not nearly as great as the book, but you know, it never is. It was actually better than i exxpected, and everything was just as i imagined it in the book! There are some parts left out, but if they kept everything it would be like a 6 hour movie right!?! (It's already 2 and 1/2 hours long!)

If you've yet to read this amazing book, you probably know at least a little of what it's about. But just in ase you don't, here's a synopsis: Katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl living in the 12th, and poorest district of Panem, a city made up of the remains of a future United States. The Capitol rules over the 12 districts of Panem. About 74 years before, the districts rebeled, and started war against the capitol. But they lost. As a reminder to the districts of how they should never try to figght the authority, the Capitol hosts an anual telivised event, called the hunger games, in which one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18, from every district, are chosen at random to compete in. The games have one standard rule: kill, or be killed. Last man standing wins. Katniss's sister Prim is originally chosen to compete in the 74th games, but Katniss volunteers to take her place.

The book is full of action, twists, turns, interesting characters, and even a little love triangle. Suzzane Collins is an amazing writer, and she did a wonderful job creating this story, and bringing it to life. I love this series to death. Though the first book is probably my favorite. The second being my next favorite, but all 3 are the definition of awesome. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I'd say this book is good for people ages 12 and up, because of it's violence. But even though it's a teen book, i know several adults who very much enjoyed it. I even know some 10 and 11 year olds who liked it, but i'd say no younger than 10 year olds should read it. I hope you read and enjoy this book. It's some of the best teen fiction out there! May the odds be ever in your favor, Lindsay

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