Book Review : The Hunger Games


I was reading so much good review about “The Hunger Game” in last couple of months. Cover Page didn’t attract me at all when I checked book on Amazon but if you check reviews on GoodReads, everyone was appraising the book. So I picked-up the book and I will not say, I loved it so much but yah, I liked it very much (and enjoyed too).

Name: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Pages: 374 (Paperback)
Awards: Golden Duck Award, 2008 Cybil Winner, California Young Reader Medal and many more
Movies: The Hunger Games
Buy: Flipkart, Amazon
My Rating:
Followed by: Catching Fire

Started: 19th June, 2012
Completed: 30th June, 2012
Total Reading Hour: 20-25 Hrs

The Hunger Games is amazing – Stephenie Meyer

A place called Capitol, surrounded by 12 districts, is harsh-cruel and keeps the district 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. Protagonist, Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives with her mother and younger sister, steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. If she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Some good lines from book:

  • You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.
  • Destroying things is much easier than making them.
  • I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
  • You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.
  • Stupid people are dangerous.
  • Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.
  • If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.

There are lots of beautiful moments in the book. If you are fan of Harry Potter or Twilight then you will enjoy this book.

About Author: [Official Site]

Source [Wiki]: Collins was born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the daughter of a U.S. Air Force officer who served in the Vietnam War. As the daughter of a military officer, she and her family were constantly moving. She spent her childhood in the eastern U.S.After meeting children’s author James Proimos while working on the Kids’ WB show Generation O!, Collins was inspired to write children’s books herself.Her inspiration for Gregor the Overlander, the first book of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles, came from Alice in Wonderland, when she was thinking about how one was more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole, and would find something other than a tea party.Between 2003 and 2007 she wrote the five books of the Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Gregor and the Marks of Secret, and Gregor and the Code of Claw. During that time, Collins also wrote a rhyming picture book, When Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005), illustrated by Mike Lester.

Enjoy Reading !!!

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6 Responses to Book Review : The Hunger Games

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  3. Jeyna Grace says:

    Indeed a good series!

    • shahujvaln says:

      Thanks Jeyna for visiting and commenting.. Still I am reading “Catching Fire” and truly speaking, I started to like second book as well..

  4. Yubin says:

    I didn’t finish the series. Hunger Game was fun but the second book was about another game for all the winners in the past. Sounded like it was going to be too repetitive. There were some really good things to think about in the first book like the quotes you mentioned

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