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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Mar 17, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from March 20 to 22, 2011

So, I have to say that I absolutely loved this book! I had some reservations because of all the hype it had gotten and sometimes they fall really flat, but this one did not.

Katniss is a teenage girl who willingly takes her younger sisters place in an all out death match instituted by the Capital, called the Hunger Games. The plot takes you on a first person adventure through what happens after Katniss volunteers herself. Kat is a spectacular main character with enough emotion and personality to keep me reading, it has been a while since I finished a book so quickly.

The Hunger Games for me was a combination of 1984 (which I hated) and Battle Royale (a movie about a random Japanese class that gets picked to fight to the death on a deserted island) and I think this is a very good comparison. However, Collins wrote about the Capital in a way that made the book as a whole likable-- unlike 1984.

The plot line, while entertaining to the younger reader also had a lot of depth for older readers, although I would have read it without that depth, but it was nice. It was also refreshing not to have a love story from the very beginning, or vampires, or zombies...like may currently popular young adult reads.
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