"May the Odds be ever in your favour" - Suzanne Collins
The book is set in the future where America has been turned into the the land of Panem, run but the "Capital" a cruel dictatorship ruled by President Snow. Panem is divided into 12 Districts, and an annual event: The Hunger Games, which is a televised fight amongst the districts which continues till there is only one survivor remaining. Every game two unlucky tributes are chosen out of the reaping to represent their district, and representing district 12 were Katniss and Peeta.
Would you sacrifice everything for family?
Who would you choose as allies?
What would you do to determine life or death?
This book takes us on the intense yet controversial journey through the fight incorporating not only the dystopian violence but also an element of romance and adventure. The book was captivating the whole way through with a few rapid plot twists which is why I have no complaints about the book other than I wish I was longer! It was written very well and kept you wanting to know what happens next throughout, which is why it has become such a renowned and much loved story- Katniss now becoming a role model figure of hope and peace to several children and adults.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone over the age of 13 who is a mature reader as the story to some, can be quite graphic and violent. No matter your specified go to genre, give it a red hot shot! If you enjoy sci-fi this book is a must and you will not regret it!
There are another 2 books to the Hunger Games trilogy which I also quite like which I would recommend you to read if you liked the 1st. There is also a movie which I also loved, but as I always say- PLEASE read the book first!! The movie always has its differences.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins AUD $19.99 (approx.)
The Young Book Critic