Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Hunger Games

Synopsis (from Amazon):  Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

My Review: 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I still can't imagine the world that Katniss and her family lives in.  To go through the lottery every year and the fear of being picked for the Hunger Games....just to frightening.  Also, the district she lives in compared to the Capital, is just not right.  I love how Katniss fights through everything and is so strong.  She is a great role-model.

Favorite Character(s):  Katniss.....she rocks.  I also really like Rue because she was the youngest and Katniss' friend.  

Fast read/slow read:  I listened to the audio of the book, but couldn't wait to listen to more.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Absolutely.  Look for future reviews on Catching Fire and Mocking Jay.

Book or Movie:  My mom made me listen to the book (above my reading level) before being allowed to watch the movie.  I love both of them and have watched the movie a dozen times.  I think the movie did a great job following the book. I loved all the characters too.  The costumes were great.

Meet the Author: Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers The Underland Chronicles, which has received numerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. 

Connect:  You can connect with Suzanne on Goodreads.

Purchase it:  You can purchase The Hunger Games online at Amazon.

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