Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins) Review:

The Hunger Games series has become very popular within the last year.

After ‘The Dark Days,’ the area of North America has been split into 13 districts and a Capitol, known as Panem. As a reminder of The Dark Days, the Capitol chooses a boy and a girl (ages 12 – 18) from each district to be thrown into an arena and compete to the death.

The three books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) are written through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, a troubled 16 year old girl from District 12 who gets thrown into the arena.

As she struggles to stay alive and get out of the arena alive, she is constantly reminded of her family, her home, and her best friend, Gale.

I was addicted to this series from the very first page and the story stayed with me for long after the last page of ‘Mockingjay.’

On March 22nd, ‘The Hunger Games’ movie will be released in cinemas (starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.)

This series has become far more popular than Twilight (Stephanie Myer) between girls, and is a close second to Harry Potter (JK Rowling).