The Hunger Games (it was inevitable)

So since everyone and their mom has read these books or are reading them right now (getting ready for Hollywood’s version of the books)…I figured I should go ahead and post my little two cents in on the trilogy.   I really hope the director of the movie doesn’t screw these books up…sigh

Title: The Hunger Games Triology (Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockinjay)

Author: Suzanne Collins

Summary:

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, 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.

So….the above summary is for the first book.  I figured if you haven’t read the other two books it might give away some things that happen in the first book.

First off, my husband hates reading.  He read Hunger Games.  That’s how good it is.

Secondly, I  read the entire series within a week.  That’s how good it is.

Third, I LOVED the first book, LOVED the second book, and enjoyed the third.  I REALLY wish I LOVED the third book…maybe I just need to re-read it.

The author does a great job painting the real world in which Katniss lives.  How the 13 factions become 12, and how controlling the government has become throughout the years.  The outlandish lives and clothes the people within the Capitol have, makes the mind move beyond the norm and you end up thinking everyone has started taking after Nicki Minaj or Rihanna.

There’s a lot of action and fast paced sequences laced with tension.  There’s a lot of mixed feelings which are torn between three people.  The story line was great and you quickly fall for the characters and their plights.  The book(s) overall were just great!

A couple of fan made youtube trailers that I like:

Enjoy!!

~Myst

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