Thursday, 4 October 2012

The Hunger Games - Suzzane Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Rating: 5 out of 5

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 steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


I read The Hunger Games a when it first came out and had less fan fiction but fell of the wagon soon after, for some reason I could not bring myself to be one of the masses and follow the trend but I always wanted to know what happened. So when I found the lot for £5 online, well it seemed like it was about time.

I picked up this book and turned on put on my critic glasses, I wanted to prove that there was some hidden fault that I did not see the last time, something that made reading this book perhaps not as awesome as people have led themselves to believe but you know what I freaking loved it.

This book is not only action packed with a seriously kick ass protagonist but it also explored every human emotion to its absolute potential. This book is about family, friendship, love, hate and most of all survival. In a way its something we can all relate to which makes the whole thing so vivid that you might as well have been there to watch the whole damn thing. Lets talk about - Katniss. Holy cow this is one hell of a kick ass character, in fact she is so kick ass am sure even Chuck Norris will stop bench pressing the world just to watch her kick ass.

This book is fantastic, but I was hesitated to watch the movie after all Hollywood is freaking famous for destroying great books so last night I bite the bullet and read it. And damn, did Hollywood get this right for once, I absolutely loved it. 

The verdict

Not only was the book fantastic even the the movie was epic.

Overall

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because it bloody well deserves it.

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