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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Trilogy
Suzanne Collins

Scholastic (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0-439-02348-3 (0439023483)
ISBN-13: 978-0-439-02348-1 (9780439023481)
Publication Date: September 2008
List Price: $17.99

Review: Fast, compelling, and fear are correct words to characterize The Hunger Games, a very fast-action fast-paced first in the series written by Suzanne Collins. In the ruins of a zone once known as North America, now lies the nation of Panem, a shining but rude capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The capital is very cruel and harsh and keeps the districts in line by maliciously forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 Ė 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live T.V. throughout the nation of Panem. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, who lives only with her mother and sister, gets picked as the one girl from her home district, #12. Though she regards it as a death sentence, she would rather let herself die out, than her younger sister Prim Everdeen die a sad death. The only good thing on her side is her companion on the death trip, Peeta Mellark, and her survival skills. For Katniss, survival is her second nature! If Katniss wants to live, she will have to step up her game face, and at least try.

Suzanne Collins doesnít write vaguely at all. All her chapters contain a whole lot of information inside of them! Because she wrote like this, it is a very good and fun book to read anytime of the day! My favorite part in The Hunger Games is the part when Katniss first starts the games, and she is fighting with a boy for a bow and arrow, and the boy gets hit and dies from one of the best throwing knife people, because he wasnít watching his back. This part in the book is my favorite because it was very climactic and thespian. My favorite quote said by Katniss from the book is ďOnce Iím on my feet, I realize my escape might not be so simple. Panic begins to set in. I canít stay here. Flight is essential. But I canít let my fear show. Winning means Fame and Fortune. Losing means certain Death. The Hunger Games have Begun ...Ē I think in my opinion, that this book is outstanding! Also, this book and its author were praised by winning the New York Times Bestselling Author Award!

Review written by Karan, Grade 6. Date of review: April 2010.