This book has been chosen by Kansas State University to be given to all of the incoming freshmen to read so that they will all be able to discuss it throughout the campus and in their classes. The Hunger Games is the first book in a trilogy, and it was released in 2008. And the entire nation must watch as these 24 tributes battle each other to the death until only one is left as the victor. Super mega recomendado I really liked the books! The nation is separated into twelve districts, which surround the Capitol. The emotional ride the book gives is heart breaking, and will make you give empathy for the characters. Plugged In has become a significant compass for our family. My own lack of trendiness aside, the books have seen a meteoric surge in popularity since the publication of this first volume in 2008.
I would recommend the films and the books to everyone. Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, The Hunger Games September 2008 , immediately became a New York Times bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. In the future, the U. The ideas of the Story are so amazing for me, because I would never can write a book. We are privileged to do the work we do, and are continually thankful for the generosity and support from you, our loyal readers, listeners and friends.
It was also edited somewhat poorly, but that rarely distracted from the plot. Makayla This book is great. The whole country must watch the games on television. For example, the author often spoke in sentence fragments to describe how Katniss felt, which might have been an attempt to reflect on her thought process, but I found it disorienting to read a lot of really short sentences all together. Such readings are in fact misreadings, these groups having missed the obvious point of the series, which is that violence, while very real, is not a viable response. Peacekeepers and a local government are instituted in each district, but the rulers in the Capitol have strict control over everything and everyone in each district. In addition, the characters are all very strong and exhibit character development throughout the book.
The first thing that struck me about the book, beyond the smart, polished prose and the immediately compelling protagonist Katniss, was the depth of insight into human life which Collins so deftly exhibits. This will be a terrific discussion starter for middle-school literature groups, in which students will quickly make fruitful connections to our own society. Some religious groups have denounced the books as unacceptable for its presentation of violence and for the ever-present theme of looming death. We follow the exploits of Kat, a sixteen year old from District Twelve — the poorest of the districts — as she embarks on the journey of her life. . This book follows Katniss Everdeen as she steps in to enter this game. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature.
Suzanne Collins is truly an excellent author and I fully intend to read more books by her including the next two books of The Hunger Games Trilogy. It must be a great Feeling when you write a book and then it get so famous then for example the Hunger Games. When her sister Prim is called as a tribute for the Hunger Games, Katniss steps in to take her place therefore putting her own life at risk. This makes for an exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in, but it also allows us to see the similarities between Katniss's world and ours. The government has created the ultimate reality show, complete with technological challenges and constant monitoring of the movements of the participants. Mythological and historical references abound.
This book is also followed by two subsequent books, which will be reviewed in the near future. Because this is the first book in a series, not everything is resolved, and what is left unanswered is the central question. For her first young-adult novel, Collins has mixed together elements both classical and modern to produce a story that, if not entirely new, nevertheless bears her unique imprint. I think that the book is better that the movie. In my opinion, you bring sanity and order to the wild world of modern day entertainment.
A story of teens massacring each other could, in the hands of a different author, have been sensationalistic and even sick but, by keeping the focus relentlessly on the personal, Collins makes it both moving and thought-provoking. The book is page-turning, absorbing, fast-paced, and adventurous, and I often found myself sneaking them under the sheets along with a flashlight. This is as undoubtedly my favorite book of all time as Katniss is the greatest shot I've ever read about! The only way to read these books is compulsively. Suzanne Collins is a brilliant writer and for sure my favorite! I was surprised at how completely engrossing the plot was. If I waited until the end, the unbelievable cliffhanger with which Collins closes every single chapter would catch me and pull me back into the book. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
Reading The Hunger Games can lead to interesting discussions about and how , threats of war, authoritarian governments and obsession with fashion trends influence us daily. Still, I think the movie adaptation, even though it makes a great movie on it´s own, could have been more true to the books. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. Katniss, who volunteers to take her sister's place, and Peeta are District 12's competitors, but their competition is complicated by Peeta's announcement that he is in love with Katniss. Ever since the last rebellion, they have a yearly event called the Hunger Games.