4.5 out of 5 stars
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature. "The Hunger Games" is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...
I was totally chocker with things to do while reading this book which was a real shame. I saw this on the YA section of new books in at my local library. It seemed a totally different and novel idea and decided to pick it up on a whim.
I was not dissapointed. Totally original idea and easily read for both adults and YA alike. Great characters that suck you in, and an idea with many twists and turns that keep you guessing right to the end.
The pace of the book is perfect, with enough detailed to get your gripped yet not too much where you are yawn and yearning for it to move on. There are three 'parts' to this book. One before the games, where you see kaniss's life before the games, how much of a struggle it is to even get the basics of food and shows how she gained some of her strength and knowledge, also some of the other people in her life whom get mentioned through out the book. You then see the transformationfor the public. Second part is the games itself and the third part is the aftermath.
The ending is good and ends on such a dramatic note, you really are like nooooo, what the ??? Quick get me the second book NOW!!! Fantastic and can't wait to read the second, I just am worried it can't top this!
Pros: Not read a book like this in a long time, perfect for YA and Adults alike
Cons: The cover of the edition I had. It had to different sides of the cover so you knew that Peeta was also a good guy, when at one point you did not know if he was.