The Hunger Games

by bookmarkbeck@evpl on Tuesday, June 16 2009, 7:28pm. Viewed 991 times.

 

The words I would use to describe The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins are all good. It is fast paced, easy to read, intriguing, action packed, imaginative, suspenseful, and futuristic. The story reminds the reader of "Survivor" on TV with alliances, challenges, and eliminations. However, the goal is not monetary, but real survival. It's a page turner with only one slow part, and seems to have room for a sequel. True, the idea of young adults being chosen as a human sacrifice seems barbaric and might turn readers away. However, the intrigue and mystery grab you early. Plot, setting, character development, conflict and resolution are all here making it well written and a good read for young adults to adult.

 

 


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on Wednesday, June 17 2009, 4:02pm

I agree that it's a page turner.  Have you read Stephanie Meyer's comment on Suzanne Collins' homepage?  Stephanie Meyer said she was so into Hunger Games that she had to take it to dinner with her and hide it under the edge of the table, because she couldn't stop reading it.  I didn't go that far, but it is really fascinating.

lilseed wrote
on Wednesday, June 17 2009, 5:56pm

This has been on my reading list for some time, just hasn't been available during my visits to the library. I will have to make more of an effort to pick it up - sounds really good!

batojjei wrote
on Wednesday, June 17 2009, 5:58pm

I'm looking this book up now... (I ended up here while trying to complete the "bonus challenge" for the adult summer reading program