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Book Review #1: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss who volunteers to be tribute in place of her sister, Primrose, who has just been choses to be in the deadly Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is when two tributes, a boy and a girl, are chosen from each of the 12 districts to compete in an arena to be crowned victor. There’s only one catch: you can only be crowned victor and get the riches and glory that come with it if you’re the last tribute alive. Katniss along with Peeta, the other tribute chosen from District 12, face the Hunger Games with only a little help from their mentor, Haymitch, a previous victor from District 12. Winning the Hunger Games will take sacrifices, killing others, and destroying every bit of innocence that Katniss might’ve had.
When I first picked up this book in 6th grade, I didn’t get through it. I didn’t understand it, and I thought it was very slow. I only picked it back up again about 4 months ago in 7th grade. All of my friends were begging me to try to read it again. And I’m so glad they did.
The beginning was a little slow, but I made sure I read it more carefully this time so I could understand what was going on. Then, once the Hunger Games started, it picked up. The action was so intense, and there was never a good stopping place. Once you reach a certain point in that book, you have to keep reading until the end. There was so much mystery and suspense. There was sacrifice, and with all this, there was still a love story happening.
This book was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever read. Suzanne Collins is a very descriptive writer, you can picture things perfectly in your mind when you read it. This is not just an empty phenomenon. Please, read this book. It will change your entire view on dystopian novels.