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Mid-Book Review: The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 374
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439023481
Source: my own, dusty copy

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)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 Primrose, 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.
Ok, so that rock I am always talking about? Apparently, I just crawled out from under it myself. Yes, this series has been on my shelves for YEARS, gathering dust and being neglected. Seriously. Why you ask? Who knows. I can't give a good explanation for that one. I've read the reviews. I've followed the hype. I even knew it was so awesome that there is a nail polish line hitting the shelves soon. But what finally made me decide to read it? The movie trailer. When I finally watched it Thursday, I had goosebumps. Goosebumps! I knew I had to get with the in-crowd.

So, sitting at 222 pages into the book, all I can say is-- WOW. I don't even know what I think at this point. Katniss is amazing. What a fabulous, strong and determined female lead. Peeta seems iffy at this point. (Ok, so I cheated and read the last 2 pages, so I know what's up... but I'm still not getting the vibe yet.) I know I for sure want some more Gale action. Katniss's flashblacks make me tingle. Rue is mysterious, but likable. And that bull of a boy on Katniss's tale can eat my shorts.

I am hooked on this book. The writing is simple, but captivating. Obviously the plot is fast paced. (Understatement.) There doesn't seem to be an abundance of descriptions at times, but when things are being describe it's fantastic. (Think hunting scenes and flaming attire.) I am really curious how the movie is going to pull off such an interesting book.

Here's what I think so far... I know Peeta is up to something. I think his feelings he confessed were real and not a ploy. I think he's got a secret skill that no one knows about, but will discover by the end of the book. I know Katniss survives, because there wouldn't be two more books if she didn't. (You like that deductive reasoning, don't you?) But I just can't help but wonder about Gale... Where does he fit in the grand scheme of things?

Mid way through, this is a 4! Let's see what the final 100 pages do to sway me to a 5.  Just a little curious... has anyone else been hiding under the rock with me? I really can't believe I put off reading this for so long.


  1. cool u read it
    i can't wait 4 the movie

  2. Yeah, the movie should be great (I hope) as long as they stick to the books! I am so curious to see some of these scenes from the book acted out (and those crazy muttations).


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