Review : The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
Breathtaking!! Mind-blowing!! Mind blasting!!This is what I should say about this book! It was full of mystery, adventure and a little bit of romance. I kept on biting my nails the entire time while I was reading this book!! I have also heard that a movie is coming up on this book. There are many details, plots, incidents in the book, that I really have doubts about the movie! Anyway, time to write something about “Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins“.
The nation of Panem has risen from the ruins of North America. From here the Capitol rules over the surrounding districts. One district went against the Powerful Capitol and soon there was nothing left of it. For preventing further rebellion, the capitol instills fear and terror among all the remaining districts. This is done by Hunger games which are kept every year!
The Capitol forces every district to send 2 contestants for Hunger games on the reaping day. They call them as ‘Tributes’!!! These contestants are of the age 12 to 18. This is done by picking randomly a chit from the bowl which has numerous others as well. When the chit comes up, Prim’s name is been announced as a tribute to the Hunger Games. Katniss, Our main heroine of the story loves her sister more than anything in the world. How could she let her little sister go there?? And so she volunteers to go to the games instead of Prim. Katniss and Peeta are the 2 tributes from District 12.Together they go the Capitol and get ready for "The Hunger Games".From here, the adventure starts! I won’t go into much details here.
Hunger games is all about brutal killing, being hungry for days, bleeding to death and everything else a person doesn’t wish to even have a nightmare of. Here, all the 24 contestants from 12 Districts have to fight with each other in an arena which is constructed specially for Hunger Games by the Capitol.
I have read a few YA novels, but Katniss is the one I have loved the most. Having faced hard times umpteen times, she knows how to survive. Very smart, clever, kind and has amazing skills for hunting. Katniss Everdeen is a coal miner’s daughter whose father died in an explosion five years ago. Since then she has taken care of her family. She hunts illegally in the woods and sells and trades meat, fruits etc to the people in her District. That’s the only way she can feed her mother and a 12 year old sister Primrose. The only way of her survival gives her an advantage of trying to get survived in the Arena. When you don’t have anything to eat, drink and are stuck up in a jungle, you sometimes tend to loose humanity!! But, Katniss has not lost it yet and still has mercy left for others.
This book is a standalone in its own way. It’s like, one chapter has closed, but there’s more to come!! I am totally waiting to read the next book in the series titled ‘Catching Fire’ .