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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Jan 29, 12

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Read in January, 2012

Good God, who doesn't love this book? Katniss is the ideal heroine and Peeta's just so sweet with the "I've loved you ever since I first saw you" bit. That usually annoys me a little bit. (Take Shatter Me for instance) But in this case, I just loved it and I was oohing and ahing and crying. Peeta's an awesome character.

In this book, Prim, Katniss's little sister, gets chosen for the reaping, and Katniss takes her place. Peeta is chosen on the boys side. Together, they end up being real contenders with the help of their alcoholic mentor, Haymitch, and others, like Effie Trinket and Cinna. This concept, the idea of a love triangle (Gale, Katniss's best friend, is in love with Katniss) and a dystopian world, also post-apocalyptic, is really ingenious and I fell in love with the book as soon as I found out that Katniss would do anything, and I mean anything, to protect the ones that she loves.

In the end, it's announced that two people from the same district can win if they are both left standing. It's mainly so the viewers of the Hunger Games can fantasize Peeta and Katniss getting together. In the end, the rules are changed, and Katniss and Peeta end up having this fight about who's going to die and who wins, and they figure out this plan for both of them to die, but at the last second, they're both declared winners.

You'd think this is the end, that's it's just a stand-alone novel, right? Wrong! That little bit where Katniss devises a plan for both of them to die (I won't reveal it since I've exploited so much of the plot already) causes this rebellion that blows over into the second and third book. All I have to say is that this book did not lack any action at all, and neither does the second and third book. Guys, this truly is a book that you'll enjoy over and over again.
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