Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: The Hunger Games

3 stars to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

I talked a little bit about the book (here) on my week wrapped up. The book was hard getting into for me. I am a reader who doesn't care for details, and this book is FULL of them. After I got to about Chapter 6-I started getting into the story and by the time I finished, I was ready for book 2. For some that would make the star rating higher, but the fact that I skimmed SO much of the book, I can only give it 3. I do recommend it though.

Since I skimmed a lot and only have the story to talk about, my review will be full of spoilers. Go ahead and click on read more if you want the full review...
There are twelve districts and one boy and one girl from each district gets chosen-at random-to compete in The Hunger Games. These 24 kids(ages 12-18) are thrown into an arena and forced to kill one another to win. The general idea is horrendous, but all in all, it turned out to be a pretty good book.

Katniss and Peeta are the male and female candidates from District 12. They both come out victorious. There's a bit of romance that happens between them, which is essentially what made them both allowed to live/win. Katniss, however is torn. She has feelings for Peeta and for her best friend Gale. So, in the end, she is undecided and we are left to wonder what happens now that Katniss and Peeta have won and are back at home in District 12.

If it weren't for my curiosity over what's to come with the romance and also what happens now that Katniss and Peeta have won, I would be done with the series. However, I am curious and therefore will be reading book two.

There are some elements of the Games that are interesting. I am a crier though, and a lot of it made me sad.

Regardless of my low rating, I would still recommend reading for yourself. I could be the few with a problem. I know many others have rated it high.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe you rated it only 3 stars but then you gave a pretty good reason for it. Just not your cup of tea. I personally LOVED the Hunger Games; it's the first I bring up when subject of conversation skips to books and I can't stop talking about it. You say you found the Hunger Games too detailed. You know I actually found myself thinking, while reading, that it was such an easy read because there weren't so many details in it?

Haha, two entirely different perceptions! In any case I'm glad you've read it. Now you know what the fuss is all about!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Not going there! Don't want spoilers!!! *hiding my eyes with my fingers* Every time I see this book title, though, I feel the need to raid the fridge.