Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Recommendation - The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins

Oh my freaking goodness. I don't even know where to start on this one. First of all, it was amazing. And I don't take that label lightly.

Katniss is a protagonist I can love. Right from the start I'm connected to her in her struggle to survive and keep her sister fed. It's something I would have done for my own sister if life had called for it. The games themselves are treated like our Olympics with huge parties and celebrations. But the truth is, they're sending these kids for slaughter and everyone knows it. It's slightly horrific to read about children murdering each other. Yet I kept reading.

There are so many twists and turns through the story you feel like you're on a roller coaster, unable to breathe with the wind pounding your face. I really love that the ending remains a surprise. I could never have guessed where it was going, even though I was trying. Suzanne made sure to keep us on our toes.

Bottom line: Read it. Even through the horror of the games, this is one of the best books I've ever read.

I can't wait to read Catching Fire, in fact I may go pick it up at lunch.


Marquita Hockaday said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Hunger Games and Catching Fire- I am OBSESSED! i am going to reserve my copy of Mockingjay and I have joined two fan groups online and twitter. I can't get enough of the series. If you didn't get Catching Fire yet, GO GET IT! You'll love it, I promise :)

Holly Dodson said...

Haha Marquita I picked it up yesterday and am nearly done with it already. I think I have a problem lol It's an addiction. ;) You're right though, I'm loving it.