Published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008 Series:Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games, Edition: [Various editions] Description: 374 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780439023481 (hardcover : alk. paper) :, 0439023483 (hardcover : alk. paper) :, 9780439023528 (pbk.), 0439023521 (pbk.), 9780545425117 (pbk.), Language: English
Also published: New York : Scholastic, 2012. 374 p.
Winner of the 2011 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
Also published: New York :Scholastic Inc.,, c2008
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place
I thought the book was slow to start off. It's just a book teens can read, but why did it get so popular? Also it shouldn't have gotten as much publicity as it did. It was a dull book with not enough action and too much romance. I don't think I'll read the rest of the seieres.
I would not recommend this book to anyone who cares about what they read. This book is among the worst books of this generation. Even the Twilight Saga is better. The characters are unrelatable and one-dimensional, with the possible exception of the borderline villain protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, who is still completely unrelatable. The plot is somewhat original in the first book, but it never develops after that. The second and third books just find creepy ways to have cliches attempt to stay fresh and fail at it. The main villain never really does anything that evil except for what the tradition has been for almost a century, so he does not seem important to me. I view him as just trying to make sure anarchy does not take over the country of Panem. Peeta is the only character I really like, and he is not in the books that much and is basically used by Katniss in an attempt to gain sympathy from other people. Nothing in the later books makes any sense, and the love triangle is incredibly dull and unnecessary. This book had the potential to be something different, something great, but all that potential was thrown away. This is indeed one of the worst books I have read in a long time, and I did not find it entertaining in the least. One star.