The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Released Date: October 1, 2008
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pages: Hardcover (374 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Hunger Games #1
"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it."
"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."
"I don't want to lose the boy with the bread."
"I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt."
My Musings: I absolutely fell in love with this book. It had me from the very first page. Its so good, its FABULOUS.
The most appealing part is that the author is not afraid to shock you with gory detail, and describing the ruthless behavior of the Capitol (which is the government). It is truly a dark and compelling tale from start to finish.
The main character, Katniss, is incredible. She is very strong and self-reliant. It is very refreshing to find characters like her that don't sit around and wait to be saved. She is usually the one saving others. I am all for female power.
What makes this book scary to me, is that it has the possibility to happen in our own world. Imagine total government control, where they force your children to fight to the death to show that they have all the power. Oooohh, I just got shivers.
If you are looking for a light hearted tale, than please look away because you will not find it here.
The ending could not have been any better. It left me stunned, and reaching for the next one.
On a side note: Suzanne Collins will be adapting this from book to the Silver screen. Yay!!!
Cover Art: The cover is very simple, but I love the material it is made out of. Its very sturdy, and will survive better than most hardcover paper coverings in my bag.
The Hunger Games
Please let me know what you guys think :)