Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. 12 boys and 12 girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There's only one rule: kill or be killed.
When 16 year old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
I'm going to be honest, I found the book really easy to read but in a way I was forced through it against my will. I lost hours at a time but I didn't actually enjoy what was on the pages and I can't tell you anything about the writing style because I just can't remember.
I didn't find Katniss very likeable and I spent the majority of the book only tolerating her. I respect what she did for her sister but other than that, everything she did was a part of the games. Everything she did was to get her back to her sister, in a way that makes her selfish because she isn't thinking of anyone but herself.
I have to be admit, I don't have the slightest idea what to think of this one. It grabbed my attention - in a bad way. I remember the story - in a bad way. That's just it, everything about this book rubbed me the wrong way.
In the end I gave it 3 stars. It doesn't deserve any less, it grabs you and it won't let go. It has it's good points, Peeta is a lovely boy. Although for me the bad outweighs the good, I am part of a minority and practically everyone else who reads it adores it but if I put that I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread I'd be lying and that would contradict my reasons for starting my blog.
A Final Note
One last thing: this book has some very violent scenes that gave me nightmares for a week. If you're sensitive to things like that then step away from the Hunger Games. Seriously read some Enid Blyton with me. There's nothing scary about her books.
- Book summary from Goodreads