Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games trilogy
Audience: Young Adult
Rating: Four Stars
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
Wow. I totally did not expect to love this books as much as I did! I sort of just read it just to see what all the rage was about. Well, that and I watched the trailer and it looked fabulous. (But seriously. I watched The Hunger Games movie and it was horrid. Well, in the sense it was supposed to be like the books, that is. I mean it was a cool movie and all, but the books are waaaay better. But yeah. I did still really like the movies. )
The writing style was superb! Susanne Collins did great with the pacing so there was never a dull moment.
I thought the characters were amazing too. (But I still do not like Peeta. He was annoying. Gale is way better people! TEAM GALE ALL THE WAY!) And Rue! Oh my goodness, Rue! *hugs Rue* I also really liked Katniss as the protagonist. (I took a quiz on “Which Hunger Games Character Are You,” and I was Katniss. *grins*)
The one thing about this book is that, it was super violent. The first three-fourths wasn’t actually that bad, but the last forth was quite violent. I had kind of prepared myself for the violence though. I mean, it is a book about children who are chosen to fight each other to the death. It’s going to be violent.
So, yup! I already have Catching Fire ordered. I hear it’s the best in the series. I am not necessarily looking forward to the Love Triangle drama, but I hear Gale is pretty sweet about it. (Another check on why Gale is better) As far as who I would recommend this book for….. fifteen and up? Well, it really depends on what you read.
Well, anyho. I wanted to show you guys these videos from A YouTube Channel called Studio C. They did a song for both Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. So, here are the links.Katniss' Song (This one is my favorite. XD )
Gale's Song (Just keep in mind that Gale is way cooler than this. And he is not as conceited as he is portrayed to be in this video)