I got this book
two days after it’s release and was don
e in less than one. This is definitely one of those books that you can read over and over and still not get bored. It’s like a whole new adventure every time.
I cant decide if I should label it a “girl book” or a “boy book” since the story seems to swing back and forth. There is a lot of weapons and fighting and at the same time plenty on romance and fashion.
This tale takes place sometime in the future. The world has gone through many changes, one of them being the fact that people are forced to kill each other for
entertainment. Two people from all the twelve districts are chosen to take part in a reality game show where only one person can survive.
The story unfolds through the eyes of Katniss Evergreen. She lives in district twelve, which happens to be the poorest and most looked down on district there is. Life is not so rosy here, jobs are hard to come by and so food is scarce. When Kantiss finds out that her small sister has been chosen to represent her district in this game, she quickly switches place with her and goes on instead of her.
The major slip for me in this book was that some scenes seem to have been pulled out of other books like Battle Royale and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Suzanne’s style of writing however, pushes you to over see these faults. From the prose to the dialog, it all pulls you
in and makes you feel like you are actually there.
All in all, this is a very engaging book.