Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, the shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh 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 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Now I definitely know why this book has been raved about - it was absolutely amazing! The action, adventure, and dystopian world was phenomenal and totally left me astounded. A truly amazing novel that incorporated so many genres and was a novel full of love, life, and survival.
I had high expectations for this novel because of the hype surrounding it. From the start, I could not stop flipping the pages because there was something happening at every twist and turn. The story kept me interested throughout - and it was truly amazing! :)
The bravery of Katniss to take her sister's place in the games was amazing. Her care and love for her sister was shown and her emotions and feelings toward everything around her was so deep and real. Suzanne Collins did an amazing job showing the feelings and emotions of all of the characters which made them real.
All of the characters in the story had a purpose and choices had to be made. Choices had to be made in the novel and survival was key. The story was interesting throughout and never missed a beat. Suzanne Collins managed to make the entire book thrilling and packed with adventure with twists and turns in every chapter.
The emotions also made you feel for the characters and really bond with them as if they were real people. Katniss's weakness, strength, love, and emotions all came together and felt so real and true. The ending was shocking and definitely a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the sequel, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins!
Likes: as great as the hype, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, care for each other, Katniss's strength, Katniss' love for Prim, emotions, feelings, characters feeling real and true, love for all the characters, alliances, Rue, the cliffhanger, Haymitch tutoring them, love triangle, Katniss and Peeta's relationship, the back story, good pacing, twists and turns
Dislikes: Nothing. :)
*Note: This book contains mature themes such as violence, gore, and mild language.