Hunger Games – Read It and Rate It

The Hunger Games
Hunger Games #1
by Suzanne Collins
Science Fiction

Review #1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
In a retrogressive society a male and female tribute are “reaped” to participate in a savage fight to the death like the ancient Greeks. Against all odds, Katniss and Peeta are chosen. Peeta soon realizes the inhumanity of this act and Katniss refuses to participate in many ways in this barbaric “game,” defying the hierarchy. The game tests their consciences as they are forced to make ethical choices about love and, most importantly, life.

Review #2
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Fighting for her life, Katniss Everdeen finds herself in a sticky situation. Will she be able to help herself? I liked this book because it kept me at the edge of my seat all throughout the book.

Review #3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The Hunger Games is a book about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen. The games are a type of entertainment where 24 kids between the ages of 12 and 18 fight to the death. Katniss ends up in the games because she took her sister’s place. Now she has to get through them to survive. I liked this book because I couldn’t put it down because really, it’s suspenseful and well-written. If I could, I’d give it more than 5 stars!

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Welcome to a dystopian world set in the United States. Twelve districts. One Capitol. A girl named Katniss Everdeen from the smallest district, District 12. And the Hunger Games. Games where one boy and one girl from all 12 districts compete to become the winner. Winning means great riches, and added food for the winner’s district from the Capitol. This is advantageous for the larger districts 1-3 which already have food and the resources to train their tributes. However, these games are more than just a game of chess. The tributes, the kids from the districts, have to survive being hunted and killed by the other tributes before the games end in order to win. Katniss Everdeen is the person who has taken care of her mother and her younger sister Prim ever since her father died. Yet, when the names of the tributes are called, Prim is named. One chance in thousands. Katniss doesn’t let her sister go to the games. She rushes forward and volunteers as tribute. Now, all that remains for her to get back to her life and her family is winning the games. Will Katniss be able to survive to the end? Katniss really evolves as a character in this book. Though she can be prickly, there are places where her soft side definitely comes out. The book quality itself is very well written, and I would recommend it. However, there is a fair amount of graphic description as the kids get their skulls bashed in or die in other various ways. For older, high school teens and adults.

Review #5
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
“The Hunger Games” novel by Suzanne Collins follows the life of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in District 12 of Panem. It’s that itm eof year again where the capital hosts the annual Hunger Games. It’s where two kids, one boy and one girl, between the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the 12 districts are forced into an arena to fight to the death. The one winner is guaranteed a life of luxury for the rest of their days. Katniss and her 12 year old sister, Prim, and her best friend Gale, get ready for the calling of names for the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss feels like her world is about to end when she hears the name, “Primrose Everdeen” come out of announcer Effie Trinket’s mouth as one of the tributes. Without hesitation, Katniss volunteers as tribute and is now going to fight to her death. She’s in for a bigger shock when she finds out the male tribute from her district is Peeta Mellark, the boy with a heart of gold who gave her a loaf of bread when she had nothing to eat. How is she supposed to kill him? With the guidance of their mentor and previous victor, Haymitch Aberthany, Katniss and Peeta are forced to act as lovers to get more sponsors and survive in the game. Is it just an act though? Read the book to follow their journey as “star-crossed lovers” through the games and experience Katniss’ highs and lows with her.

I loved everything about this book! The thing I loved the most is how Katniss wasn’t afraid to be a little rebellious and started a whole revolution. Peeta, on the other hand, was a good kid and very kind-hearted. The way they’re opposites but really help each other grow is very sweet and well thought out. For middle and high school teens.

Review #6
* * Stars (Just ok)
Panem, the country which Katniss lives in, has the annual Hunger Games to punish the districts for rebellion.  Every year two kids (male and female) are picked from each district to fight to the death.  Katniss volunteers to save her sister and has to survive the Games.  This book was okay, and it’s an okay book to read.

Review #7
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)


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