A review of The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins)

This novel really paved the way for other dystopian fiction. It is my favorite series of dystopian fiction, Suzanne Collins is a magnificent writer, she did a wonderful job in writing a best-selling series. It’s a great read, there’s lots of action, and the suspense is off the wall. There are many plot twists, and all the books are intriguing. I’ve even seen the films, and own the films, because I love The Hunger Games so much! If you have seen the movie(s), I highly recommend the series.

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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. 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,” 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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. May the odds be ever in your favor.

This series was amazing. Some critics said that Katniss was a weak character, but I thought that she was strong. She’s not the kind of girl who relies on others, she fights for what she believes is just, and she’s not afraid to say what she thinks. She’s bold, clever, and very stubborn. She even admits that. She’s an unusual character, and I’ve read a lot of postapocalyptic novels, and by far Katniss is the number one character for me. This series is unforgettable, and spellbinding.

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