Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Reviewed By: Amanda S.
By: Suzanne Collins
Rating: Didn't Like It

These books had serious potential for being an amazing dystopian work literature. The concept is there, the plot is there, the action is there, and all three of these aspects were beautifully executed. Katniss Everdeen, the main character, lives in a world where children fight for life or suffer death in a brutal "game" designed to remind the citizens of the districts to keep in line with the government. It is a brilliant yet depressing subject. The one thing that these books lack is... Drum roll please... character development. The complete absence of any kind of personality or life in the characters makes these books fall flat. Ok, so, yeah, Katniss makes the ultimate sacrifice for her sister. But who wouldn't? Why do people chop this up to be the most amazing thing ever written in a book? The rest of the series is basically violence and her internal struggle of choosing a guy while being a figurehead for a revolution that was, newsflash, not started by her and bound to happen anyway. Her lack of personality and lack of ever having an independent thought besides committing suicide on national tv makes her really difficult for me to care about. Overall, the books were ok, but the characters remind me of Twilight: One dimensional and boring.

I would recommend this to: Teens, I guess

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