Genre: Dystopia, Romance (slight)
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 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Before I read this book, I knew what the story was about and the love triangle. I mean who didn't? The Hunger Games is the new 'fandom' fad. So anyways, I did some 'research' before reading this book because I honestly didn't know if I wanted to read it. (I was unsure about starting another series because I was suffering from Post-Harry Potter Depression). I also (accidentally) found out who Katniss ended up with.
I was all for Gale/Katniss before I even started the book because I figured that since the two were best friends, they would be perfect for each other. After all, who could know Katniss better than Gale? My friend told me that I would definitely love Peeta more because he was just so sweet, and kind. My friend was right.
Throughout the whole book I could not help but grin whenever Katniss and Peeta interacted with each other. I could really relate to Katniss with her nervous-ness and I was happy that Suzanne Collins made their bond realistic instead of making them jump into anything.
However, this book is much more than your everyday romance. I absolutely loved the action scenes and the whole book in general. It kept me on my toes and flipping through the pages rapidly. (I finished this in one sitting).
I'm sure you all know this by know so it won't be considered a spoiler but, my brain simply won't accept that some of the characters are dead. I keep thinking that they're alive and then I have to remind myself that they're not. I guess this is because I got too attached to them. :(
Anyways this is definitely a series that you don't want to miss out on! I don't care if you're reading something else--you must immediately do everything in your power to make sure you have a copy of The Hunger Games to read.
Likes: Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Prim, Rue, Thresh, Clove, Cato, Effie, Haymitch, Cinna, etc. (no order).
Dislikes: President Snow, The Capitol, the Peacekeepers, etc.