The Hunger Games

Book’s Name: The Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Author’s Name: Suzanne Collins

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Another book which I started very late. I should have read this ages ago. But well, better late than never, right? I am not a blood-bath favoring person, neither I like the reality shows. That’s the reason I kept on postponing reading this. Now when I’ve read the first part of the book, I think the section which showed the games was the best section. I’m all set to start the second part. It’s better that I bought all the three parts together.

Synopsis

The book is about a dystopian society where Government organizes a fight-to-death match called hunger games between children of its territories to curb rebellion. Twelve boys and twelve girls are left on the field to kill and survive the others. Our heroine, Katniss, goes into these games along with a guy, Peeta from her own district. The story shows how she fares in these games.

Although it’s a story of many deaths, it’s a story about survival too. Collin takes us on a ride where we can actually sympathize and love the characters, and hate a few of them. I won’t say that it made me cry for the fate of the children, but it was intriguing enough to keep me involved in the story.

What I liked

Realistic Heroine: I liked that Katniss was shown as a realistic character. There were points where I felt that she was given an easy way out, but overall her reactions were real. She tried to survive as much as she could. She was nice, but she was practical too. I especially liked that she just didn’t fall in love with Pita.

Understanding between Katniss and Haymitch: I enjoyed how Collins  showed their understanding. It was utterly believable that Katniss could actually decipher what her mentor wanted. Also, it hammers how they both had that winning streak.

Rue: I’m pretty sure there’s nobody who hasn’t loved little Rue for her perfect fragility. She steals the heart with her cute demeanor. 

What irked me

Gale: As a character, he’s not shown at all. I mean he has one or two scenes. Yet by the end we are supposed to believe that Katniss is confused or she thinks that he thinks of her more than a friend, Bah. It might be a great premise for sequel, but then it’s a bit unbelievable stunt for the book.

Overall Opinion

It’s a good book. I won’t call it a masterpiece, but it has its own beauty. It keeps the readers hooked despite of its predictable plot.

Ratings

Four Stars 

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