This is a dystopian novel that somehow predicted the future, In a way that people would do such cruel things in exchange for wealth and fame. This book would be definitely loved by people who likes science fiction and adventure. This book could have been better if there was a history of how Katniss’s father died and a little background with her memories with her beloved father. Overall, I must say that I prefer this version of the story rather the one in the movie because it’s more detailed. I love this book because it is an eye opener for me for my love for books. I also love how the author showed how loving can save you but as well as how it can put you in danger.
- @fishylovestoread of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins can immediately be recognized by one of the most
iconic books to surface in the last decade, and it is my hope that it will go down in history and be read by the children of the next generation. The plot of this book, while quite dark, is very interesting and can be related to the society we live in today, making readers ask important and thought-provoking questions about today’s social climate and where our society may be heading. The characters are well-written, each having their own distinct personality that clashes with the others in the most perfect way. There’s definitely a character for every type of reader, prompting them to turn the page. The parts of the book leading up to the climax is perfect, making sure while the reader has some idea of what’s going on, the climax is still unexpected. The ending wraps up the book well, making sure the reader feels satisfied yet is eager to read the next addition to the series.
- @RiverPark of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are two good friends who participate in an annual challenge called the Hunger Games. The rules of the game are 1 person has to remain alive while the others are dead. You pretty much have to kill one another and try to be the last one standing. In this book, it will be hard to try to work together and build friendships because anyone can easily turn on your back and kill you. It is very competitive and there are 12 participants in this game, 1 from each of the 12 districts. There can only be one champion, even if there are 2 or more participants form the same district.
- @redninam of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
The Hunger Games is a fan favourite amongst many YA dystopian novels. The story follows 16 year-old Katniss, who volunteers to take her sister's place in the Hunger Games, a twisted game that controls the Districts. The premise of the book follows other media with similar settings and rules, such as Battle Royale. Nonetheless, the plot is compelling and the story is driven along by many little events that all escalate into a well thought out grand finale. The characters are a bit lacking, but interesting to read about, seeing the different personalities between the main and supporting characters as well as the main antagonist. Overall, the Hunger Games is an entertaining read and has an interesting premise, as well as a sequel which is also worth checking out.
- @loona of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library