So I know I’m probably the last one in the universe to read this, & its thanks to Gracie that I am now part of the official Hunger Games cheer squad.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlaying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one girl and one boy 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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has also resolved to outwit the creators of the games. To do that she will have to be the last person standing at the end of the deadly ordeal, and that will take every ounce of strength and cunning she has.
Where I got my hands on it.. As I said above I got this as a wee gift from the lovely Gracie :)
The cover.. Looks like a computer game, which made me think that the book was about them before I read into it..
Made me want to… order the next two…yipppeeeeeee
Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?.. I’ve already leant it to my Niece as I couldn’t stop going on about it to her haha
I read this in 24 hours. I just couldn’t put it down. The dishes piled up, the cupboards were empty, but there I was, wanting to turn the page and see how Katniss was going to beat The Capital and win The Hunger Games.
The only thing I found weird about this book is that I couldn’t get the scale of The Hunger Games in my head. It’s supposed to be in an ‘arena’, which I think of as a football stadium size place. But The Hunger Games Arena has so many different areas, rivers, woods, baron planes, they set fire to it, have hovercrafts dropping by to pick up the bodies..I’m thinking they must be the size of a County. Then the arenas are kept as tourist attractions every year and new one’s built? Or did I get that wrong? Maybe it’s always the same arena. Because surely they would run out of space to build them.
Am I thinking too much about this? It seems like I am, but that’s what kept bugging me throughout the book. Bizarre.
The whole reality TV thing was quite scary. I think reality TV is heading this way. Peoples idea of entertainment is becoming warped.
Anyway all I really want to say about this book is read it. Whatever age you are. The dishes will still be there tomorrow. Or if your really lucky, someone else will do them :)