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Review: The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

by on Mar.10, 2011, under Articles, Books, Entertainment, Novels

You know that feeling when you pick up a book for the first time and you hope the story will be good? Not just good but that kind of story that makes you feel something.

Because there are really two kinds of stories. The kind that tells you something, informs you of some fact or concept and then there are the stories that make you feel something.

The Hunger Games is one of the latter.

The Hunger Games is a three book series by Suzanne Collins. This is her second work, her first being a series of five books called the Underland Chronciles. She has also written for several children’s shows prior to becoming an author. When the Hunger Games movie comes out, she’ll be adding major motion picture writing to her curriculum vitae.

Suzanne tells a masterful story through her three books, the first titled The Hunger Games, where we meet our heroine Katniss who slowly introduces us to a post-apocalyptic future where the remnants of humanity have been split into twelve districts, ruled by a despotic Capitol. Years in their past the twelve districts attempted to rebel against the Capitol. They failed. As punishment, every year since, each district is forced to celebrate The Hunger Games, where two teenagers from each district, one boy and one girl, are selected randomly to participate.

In the Hunger Games, these children are subjected to instant fame in the technologically advanced Capitol before being forced into a deadly technologically manipulated game arena where the only real rule is: Only one child may leave alive. Blood sport, for the entertainment of the Capitol citizenry and a constant reminder to the districts that they can not win.

But if the districts have failed, will Katniss?
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Book Watch: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by on Mar.08, 2011, under Articles, Book Watch, Books, Entertainment, Reviews

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Date Started: Mar 5, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 7, 2011

A powerful trilogy was written here and I fear that its classification as young adult might keep it’s depth and story hidden from the world. I know this isn’t true as this series’ name is on everybody’s lips but my first reaction after finishing this novel was how I needed to shout its worth to the world. Sadly I was trapped on a plane so I began to write a full review of the series, which will be available at this address in the near future, containing spoilers.

It should say something that I finished this book in two days. Yes it is a young adult novel and somewhat short but I ate up every word whenever I could sneak in some time. The only novels I have read this voraciously in awhile have been Feed, The Dresden Files, the Legacy of the Aldenata, and the Harry Potter series and I will now be quick to add this series to the list.

This book picks up right where it’s predecessor leaves off, and weaves the wild and believable adventure of our sixteen year old heroine during a revolution of the remaining humans on earth. The book is an emotional roller coaster but I mean that in the best possible way.


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