Book Review: Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins ‘s Hunger Games by Scholastic Cooperation is a scientific fiction book that tells us the tale of a future society in the country of Panem, that rose from the ashes of  North America after a war and was divided into thirteen districts, which after another civil war became twelve districts terrorized by the annual Hunger Games, a television event where twenty four children are sent to an arena to fight till only one remains, to be showered with riches. The Victor. . In this world is set the journey of Katniss Everdeen as she fights for her life and the lives of those she loves, unwittingly becoming the means to end but the “odds are definitely not in her favor.”

The characters are extremely well developed, especially Katniss, Gale and Peeta. Gale is Katniss’s best friend and his character reflects the hardships of poverty while Peeta, Katniss’s district partner and the baker’s boys shows us that being a “Merchant” is not as good as the “Seam” members make it look like and not all rich people are monsters.

The book has many interesting aspects but is more of an action thriller than anything else, with the Hunger Games being described like a battlefield with blood baths, human  hunts and much more. Love, friendship, deceit and trickery make up a huge part of the power ploy that is the Hunger Games.. The dialogues are well developed and the plot twists keep thickening at every turn, making it a real page turner.The style of writing is simple and the darker aspects of the “lighter” characters will keep one awake at night, long after the book is over and done with.

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