The Hunger Games is the latest phenonmenon at the moment and I was keen to join the craze. The book is the number one best seller in the shops at the moment and it really doesn’t surprise me. The book is a wonderful adventure from start to finish. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in just two days. The main story is about a young girl Katniss Everdeen who volunteers to be the tribute from District 12 in the country of Panem when her little sister Prim unfortunatley gets selected. She knows in that moment that she has to take part in the 74th Hunger Games against 23 other tributes to fight to the death.
I don’t usually like science fiction but with all the hype around the books I had to see for myself what the book was like. Filled with love, heartache, death and revenge The Hunger Games is brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced with constant suspense throughout the entire novel. I felt emotionally attached to the characters, I found the plot easy to follow and by the end of the first book I was itching to get the second in the trilogy. The book definitely exceeded my expectations and it’s a book that I will read over and over again. With a proud place on my book shelf this was my favourite book of the year so far.
Society has already predicted a big success with The Hunger Games and is hoping for another craze like the Harry Potter phenomenon. I know it has the potential to do just that! The film was almost identical to the book too, it’s sometimes hard to get the two so similar but I feel this was achieved. It’s certainly a book to remember and I give it a five star rating! Go and buy this book and I know you will not regret it. Let the games begin!