Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 1st October 2008
Pages: 454
Synopsis: In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Ok, this has to be the fastest I've ever read a book, at least since the last Morganville book. I honestly could not put it down! Now I understand all the hype about this book - I was almost scared it wouldn't live up to it but thank God it did!

I'm not sure I can do this book justice, I loved it so much! Don't get me wrong, there were parts that made me tear up, sigh in happiness, and really honestly hate the Capitol. And of course Peeta - oh, Peeta! He is sweet and funny and charming and has a way with words that is amazing. I even admire Gale for his skills and resourcefulness. But I'm decided: Team Peeta all the way!

The idea for this book is simply incredible. I'm sure most of you would have read it by now so I won't bother explaining it. But I do have to say I cannot believe the cruelty and the cunning of the Capitol - it is genuinely terrifying that any human could be that cold. And the Games? No words.

I think my finishing comments can be summarised as: Rue, Cinna and Haymitch.


  1. You have no idea how happy I am that you enjoyed this as much as you did. I feel like a proud mama! :)

  2. Perfect timing for the review . . .I heard about this series for the first time just yesterday. A friend at work listens to a lot of audio books on her drive to and from work and had heard about these books and was looking to get them to listen to them. I'll have to let her know about your review. :)

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