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The Hunger Games

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
The Hunger Games by Brandon Koger
The Hunger Games, a photo by Brandon Koger on Flickr.

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I just finished reading "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, the first book in a trilogy by the same name.

The book takes place in the North America in the future, when America has fallen and another nation, Panem, has taken its place. Those in The Capitol live a rich, affluent life, oppressing those in the twelve other districts in the nation. To flaunt their power, each year two children, aged 12 to 18, from each district are chosen to compete in The Hunger Games, a bloodthirsty fight to the death in a brutally designed arena–all for the enjoyment of those living in The Capitol. The book follows Katniss, a 16-year old girl from District 12, as she fights her way through The Hunger Games.

Being written from the perspective of a teenage girl (in present tense, no less), I would have expected to get annoyed pretty quickly. On the contrary, I flew through the book, hardly able to put it down. While it’s no literary masterpiece, and is hardly above a middle school reading level, it will keep you cheering for Katniss and wondering what will come next. I highly recommend it!

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