I began this book reluctantly at first; although I had heard some great praise for the Hunger Games. Are the critics right?
Katniss has lived all of her life in District 12 and every year they attend the Reaping where a male and female tribute is chosen. She has grown up with her friend Gale hunting and providing for their families. This year’s reaping is special because Katniss’s sister Prim is attending for the first time. Both girls go to the reaping but when Prim’s name is drawn what will Katniss do? The Hunger Games are a fight to the death. There are always two tributes from each district, and who will the other be?
I am really glad I read this book and the critics were right on! I thought the story was great! I felt it was well written. The protagonist is not superficial and shallow like many in young adult books. The character of Katniss is realistic and knows the hardships in her world. The conflict between Katniss and Peeta really helped push the story. Suzanne Collins leaves you wanting more!
I spent most of yesterday finishing this book. I don’t usually spend most of the day reading unless it is a Readathon. What makes a great book for you? For me it is a well told story, great characters, and great action. I am ready for Catching Fire! Are you?
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