Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
By: Suzanne Collins
Reviewed by: JNoto, 14
Rating: Didn't like it

Katniss Everdeen lives in a post-apocalyptic nation known as Panem, on the land that was once called North America. Divided into twelve poverty stricken districts, Katniss lives in District 12, which provides coal for the wealthy Capitol. Each year the Hunger Games take place, a gruesome battle where two tributes, one boy and one girl, from each district travels to the Capitol and fight in an outdoor arena until one tribute is left alive. This year, Katniss and a boy named Peeta Mellark are District 12's tributes. Can they survive in the arena? Or will they choose to rebel against the Capitol and their President, who holds everything in the palm of his hand?
I was really excited when I read this book. There was all the hype built about it and I had so many expectations for this book. But, in the end, it turned out to be horrible. The bare plot, I admit, was brilliant. Twenty-four boys and girls competing till death? It's just brilliant. But the writing (not the eloquence, mind you) and character development was awful. Just awful. REALLY disappointed with The Hunger Games.

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