Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary: Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? 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.

 "Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour!"

My review: This book has to be one of the best books I've ever read. Of course, I didn't expect any less from it but my god, it was more than perfect!! From the first page till the last, each and every part of this book took my breath away. The writing style was perfect, the characters were amazing (so so so amazing!! I don't think I've ever liked each and EVERY character in a book, but in this one I did!!) the story was wonderful and thoroughly engrossing and the action-sequences literally made me jump with excitement so many times!

Suzanne Collins is a very, very talented author. The way she framed and executed her story was absolutely brilliant and I'm glad to say that I didn't find a single part or scene in the story to complain about.

Initially, seeing the cover I thought that maybe the humongous amount of gushing and fanning of people all over the world over this novel was a bit extreme but oh, was I wrong. The Hunger Games is a master piece. One which I absolutely adored and loved through and through. ^_^

The main female protagonist was much more awesome than I expected. Katniss was smart, independent, strong and was definitely a kick-ass character. From the moment I started this book, I knew I'm gonna love her, if not for her awesome characteristics, then for the love she had for her small family. She was a survivor and was handling her home, her mom, her sister and a pet alone and that's really something. I loved the way she never gave up and stood tall and brave no matter what situation she was in.

Peeta's nature was quite different from Katniss. And yet they seemed to fit so perfectly together. At first, I preferred Gale over Peeta but then as the story moved on, I admired Peeta more and more until there was no doubt that Katniss and Peeta belong together. He was a very sweet guy and his character was more than lovable. If only guys like that existed in real life, *sigh* <3
Anyway, as I said before, I LOVED all the other characters. I wished there was more about Gale but then, of course the story would've been totally different. But I think Gale's gonna play a bigger part in the next book which I'm dying to read! The Hunger Games deserves nothing less than 5 sparkling stars. It has to be one of the best YA dystopian fiction of all time. So if you haven't read this book yet, you are definitely missing out on something AH-MAZINGGG! :D

That said, here's a meme that seriously made my day!


  1. Yes, The Hunger Games is amazing! I totally understand that part you wrote about Peeta, and yes, if only guys like that are real!
    Happy reading Catching Fire and Mockingjay, and may the odds be ever in your favor!


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