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Hunger Games Review

The Hunger Games

                The Hunger Games, the first of three in a series, is a fast-paced novel by Suzanne Collins containing fast-paced action, star-crossed lovers, deceit, and witty humor. Aimed at young adult readers, I would highly recommend this book to any student at Glenn, and it is sure to keep you hanging on right until the last page.

                The story takes place in the future in a country called Panem which took over North America. The country is divided into twelve districts in which each one must give up a young boy and girl to be tributes in The Hunger Games, a brutal fight to the death that’s broadcast live on television. When the heroine of the novel, Katniss Everdeen, witnesses her little sister get chosen, she sacrifices herself as tribute. She meets the other tribute, Peeta Mellark and their friendship grows throughout the novel. Katniss finds herself dealing with starvation, dehydration, and other tributes as she fights for her life in a vicious arena. On top of this, Katniss also encounters a budding relationship with another tribute.

                There are several great things about this book. The book starts relatively slow but the action quickly picks up and the plot thickens deeply. At first glance I thought this book would only be about the slaughter of children in the arena, but I was happy to find that I was incorrect. Katniss and the other protagonists condemn the system and find ways to fight against Panem and the Hunger Games.

                Another great feature of the book is that is written in first-person from Katniss’s point of view. We know her each and every thought which often results in short, fragmented sentences to get the feel that the reader is really inside her head.

                Of course there are several other great qualities about this book, but to understand them you would simply have to read the book! I would give this book five stars for its captivating plot, dynamic characters, and the creative mind of the author. Pick up the Hunger Games as soon as you can!

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