The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before--and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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Where’s Bear Grylls when you need him?

Started this too late, I know. But better late than duct-taped to a chair and forced to listen to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” on an endless loop!

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I have to say that the people who organize these "games" are blood thirsty demons (you sick f*cks!)." Happy Hunger Games! Oh look fresh meat the new tribute. Rejoice everyone. Dinner entertainment is served!".

The story is brilliant and got to me in more ways than one. Most of all it got me hungry. All that talk about yum food made me turn into a brain eating zombie!!! Oh nooo!!!

Speaking of food and all… Will I burn in hell for thinking that all this starvation did well to the ever obese American children?

Oh well… back to more serious matters…

I liked Katniss’ attitude, her inner strength, the way she thinks, and the fact that she’s a realist. She has good logic and intelligence and isn’t even near the annoying level YA heroines usually reach. She is admirable and worthy of being a role model.

Quick question. Where are the cameras? I imagine something similar to Spiderman Shattered Dimensions. There was a level where Deadpool trapped Spiderman on a platform in the middle of the ocean and forced him to save the crew while cameras filmed his every move. The cameras used to have propellers and were always buzzing around being annoying just like mosquitos. I doubt they’re done this way in the book but that doesn’t stop me from imagining them this way. And Deadpool being the host... The perfect show! Oprah would self-combust because of jealousy!

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The conclusion? A-f*ckin-mazing! Loved every second of it! Now I need a break, my brain circuits are dead because of the awesomeness that is The Hunger Games. Berries anyone?

 
Final Score: *****

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Currently Reading Next Stop
The Count of Monte CristoGrimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Hold Me Closer, NecromancerMockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

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