Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Review - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games
Authors: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Received: Bought as ebook
Release Date: October 2008
What is it About?
An alternative or futuristic world where humanity is broken up into different districts. Every year they have a game taking two (1boy, 1 girl) children from each of the 12 district to fight in a battle called the Hunger Games. The games are televised and only one can survive.
Yes I usually give in to the hoopla and read what’s got the most hype. When I read this though I couldn’t help but compare to Twilight series. Mostly because people keep saying with the movies coming out it going to be the new phenom.
So I feel compared to Twilight the writing is much better and just feels powerful. The detailed description of the characters, the district and the capitol was stunning. It is a world that was created almost like Harry Potter series. Like Twilight this has a love story thrown in , very creatively I must say, but disengaged with the love story. In fact I found my self skimming when it became mushy.
I thought the writing to be excellent but did not feel the hype. The first book really felt like a intro to the characters. Which makes me wonder how the two other books in the series fare.
Saying all that I had fun reading it because it brought me back to enjoy reading as I was on a break.
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