Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games - You know I have to...

Oh my God! The Hunger Games is truly a work of art in words!

Katniss Everdeen is a young woman that had to grow up too soon. Set in the future, the United States has become an area of Districts, all under the name of Panem. Each District has it's issues, mostly, the people are starving, while those in the Capitol live the life of excess and luxury. 

Each year, two tributes (boy and girl) are selected to fight to the death as a reminder of the Capital's power. Only one can survive. When Katniss' young sister, Prim, has her name drawn as Tribute, Katniss volunteers in her place and is thrown into the arena. Can she survive? Will she have to kill Peeta, the boy Tribute from her District?

Katniss is an unbelievable heroine. Her inner strength is unmatched, yet she does not realize how strong she really is.

I started this book on a Friday and finished it on the following Saturday. It is totally devourable. I'm reading Catching Fire now and I can not wait to see the movie. 

Five Stars for a brilliant story that will pull your emotions in every possible direction. Kudos Suzanne Collins! And Kudos to those who decided to put Jennifer Lawrence, from Louisville, Kentucky, and John Hutcherson, from Union, Kentucky, in two of the lead roles. Kentucky rocks in things other than basketball!

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