The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
reviewed by Carmin
If you want a sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat at all times, then The Hunger Games is the book for you.
The story is set in the future, where North America no longer exists. There are now twelve districts that surround a terrorizing, all powerful capital in its place. The story follows a teen girl named Katniss who has to compete in the hunger games, a yearly battle where two children from each of the districts compete to the death, compete until only one is left alive. It was invented to show the districts' weakness compared to the capital.
This book is great for both boys and girls. The boys (and girls, too) will love all of the action and violence that occurs during the hunger games. The girls will surely be interested in the possible romance between Katniss and her best friend, Gale. The suspense kept me guessing until the very end, with still a few unanswered questions, which is why I also highly recommend the sequel, Catching Fire. All in all, the author took a very original idea and produced an amazing book.Posted by Arlo at October 15, 2010 02:34 PM