May 26, 2012
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
I originally read this book because we were reading this book in English class last year. I never got around to reading the whole series, hence why I'm reading it again. I like this book because I think Collins did a good job with her story plot and story set up. She's really good at describing things enough to where we get it but it's not over descriptive. Like with books that take three pages to describe a brick wall, she doesn't do that. I like how Katniss pretty much flips off the capitol at the end. Gives them the whole "screw you" without even saying anything at all. I suspect she's going to get in trouble for that later though. Anyways, really good book I'd recommend it to anyone.