I put off reading The Hunger Games for a long time. So many people told me I should read them, but I knew about how violent they were, and at the time I didn’t really want to read them. However, a couple years went by and I thought ‘Hey! What were you thinking? You have to read them!’ I haven’t regretted that decision at all – not once.
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Age Group: Late middle and high schoolers. Some adults may also enjoy them.
My Rating: 4/4 stars
The Hunger Games is one of those books. Uh, what is ‘one of those books,’ Mayah? What I mean by that is it’s one of those books that is literally addicting. I couldn’t put it down. I read it in approximately 2 days. The main character of the book, Katniss, lives in a dystopian society. Each year people from the society’s districts are ‘reaped’ for something called the hunger games. These people are thrown into a giant habitat (not literally thrown, but I’m sure that’s what it felt like for the participants) and must fend for themselves. The goal is to ultimately kill everyone else off, or escape getting killed, in order to win. That’s enough to deal with, but Katniss must also deal with a romance, that appears to grow throughout the book. Remember: There can only be one winner… right?
I would recommend this book to practically anyone, whether or not they read very often. I think anyone can enjoy the great and original ideas that are central to the story, as well as the well-crafted plot and rounded characters.
The Hunger Games is one of the most exciting and well-written books, I think, that has ever been written. Happy Reading!