Published: 1st October 2008
In a dark vision of the
near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys
and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger
Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her
sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But
Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second
Ok, this has to be the fastest I've ever read a book, at least since the last Morganville book. I honestly could not put it down! Now I understand all the hype about this book - I was almost scared it wouldn't live up to it but thank God it did!
I'm not sure I can do this book justice, I loved it so much! Don't get me wrong, there were parts that made me tear up, sigh in happiness, and really honestly hate the Capitol. And of course Peeta - oh, Peeta! He is sweet and funny and charming and has a way with words that is amazing. I even admire Gale for his skills and resourcefulness. But I'm decided: Team Peeta all the way!
The idea for this book is simply incredible. I'm sure most of you would have read it by now so I won't bother explaining it. But I do have to say I cannot believe the cruelty and the cunning of the Capitol - it is genuinely terrifying that any human could be that cold. And the Games? No words.
I think my finishing comments can be summarised as: Rue, Cinna and Haymitch.