by Suzanne CollinsFirst book in a series of three
13 and up
Reviewed by E.E., 9th grade
In the nation called Panem, which used to be known as North America, the leaders hold a drawing, at which they choose one female and one male from each District to compete in the Hunger Games. These aren’t any ordinary games; they are designed to test you and push you to your limit, putting yourself against everyone else. Oh, and one more thing: Only one victor can survive. So you can see why Katniss Everdeen took her sister’s place when they called Primrose's name. Now, she needs to go against all the odds and make a decision: Survive for the sake of her family and best friend, or die for the sake of her true love.
R E V I E W
The Hunger Games is now one of my favorite books. The plot is fictitious, yet still so believable. The balance between action, drama, and romance is incredible. Katniss is fierce but still a loveable character. The plot has twists that I’m sure many won’t see coming. I haven’t seen any of the movies yet, but I’m glad I read the book first because it’s really, really, REALLY good! I suggest you stop what you’re doing right now, run down to the library, and check it out if you haven’t read it yet, because it’s so worth it! I hope the next books in the series are just as good, if not better. I literally could not take my eyes away from the book, I read for the entire afternoon!