The Hunger Games

Finally. Here’s a book trilogy that’s just a trial to put down. I’ve been reading a lot of books (from my Kindle, of course) just to pass the time these days. Some are downright cheesy, some are okay-ish, some are funny. But my friend A was right.  This is so addictive.  I started reading the first part, probably like less than a week ago and now I’m somewhere in the last part of the trilogy.  I probably would have gone through 3 books in less than a day if it weren’t for work. I like the heroine, Katniss. She thinks and strategizes. And she’s so human with her imperfections. I don’t like wimpy, weepy females. What a big difference from sappy Bella Swan.

Stolen From Wikipedia (no need to do my own summary as there are a lot available in the net anyway). 

The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts.

As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event where the participants, or “tributes”, must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also participating from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a boy whom Katniss knows from school and who once saved Katniss’s life by giving her bread when her family was starving.

Katniss and Peeta are taken to the Capitol, where they meet the other tributes and are publicly displayed to the Capitol audience. During this time, Peeta reveals on-air his long-time unrequited love for Katniss. Katniss believes this to be a ploy to gain audience support for the Games, which can be crucial for survival, as audience members are permitted to send gifts to favored tributes during the Games. The Games begin with 11 of the 24 tributes dying in the first day, while Katniss relies on her well-practiced hunting and outdoors skills to survive. As the Games continue, the tribute death toll increases, but both Katniss and Peeta are able to evade death…


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