Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Book Review ~ Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Published: September 2008
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Art Courtesy of  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/.

Description from Fantastic Fiction:

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

YA Staff Review:
Let me start by saying, this is a great series! I really like Katniss and how she was a believable character. She wasn't overly athletic or overly clumsy (like Bella) either. She wasn't too selfish or overly devoted to someone else (again, Bella). It is an interesting "What if" kind of future story.

The next book in the series is Catching Fire.