The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SEMI-SPOILERS CONTAINED HEREIN! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

This is the story of Katniss Everdeen. She lives in a new world called Panem that was created from the ashes of the former continent of North America. Due to a rebellion that once happened in Panem, the country's government has decided to punish the people by forcing the 12 remaining districts to offer up "tribute" one male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 for the annual "Hunger Games" which is an arena battle to the death. The boy tribute from District 12 is Peeta Mellark.

At the very beginning of the story, Katniss was not supposed to be tribute. Her sister, who is in the drawing for the first time, with only one slip in there gets picked. Katniss, who cannot bear to see her sister go, volunteers as tribute. The rest of the story follows the journey to the Hunger Games, and the Hunger Games themselves.

A romance seems to begin to blossom between Peeta and Katniss, and the Gamemakers even announce that a new rule was introduced, and that if the male and female pair from any give district is still in the games, they will both be able to be crowned Victors. At the end however, the Gamemakers renounce this rule, hoping for a massively amazing ending. Katniss comes up with a plan to thwart them however, and therefore she and Peeta are both named Victor.

Now there is massive danger for Katniss and Peeta since the government is not happy with this fit of rebellion. Katniss is going to have to start watching her every move and thought and word in hopes that she does not provoke the government into taking action against her. This is where book one leaves off, and I almost screamed in frustration. I will not be able to get book two for a little while, and I'm itching to read it.

All in all this book is amazing. It was super hard to put down, and I hung on to every word. It's packed with action, and a little bit of romance, and it's just an all around amazing book. I think that everyone needs to read this book at least once in their lives, and it will in truth teach you a little bit about yourself that you may have not known.

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~♥~
Lady D

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