The Hunger Games

It has been a long time since I was moved to stay up reading a book simply because I could not put it down. The Hunger Games has reminded me why I love books so much. I bought it about a year ago because I really liked the cover. I only moved it up on my to-read list because a friend mentioned that they had just read it and it was superb. They could not be more right. Everything about this book screams ‘favorite.’

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Simple, just the way I like it.

I wasn’t sure whether I would like the narration style — inner to outer narrative is something I have struggled with (writing and reading) for quite some time. Suzanne Collins masters this — the changes are made seamlessy, naturally, and interestingly.

Even the plot is perfectly done — it goes in and out of intense moments, keeping you on edge for something disastrous to happen. I never considered putting the book down to take a break. The only reason I didn’t finish this novel in one day was the need for sleep. Let’s just say I’m glad that I started this book on break, so I could really sit down and enjoy it and not have to worry about school work. I loved every minute of this book, and am even now considering picking it up and reading it again. It’s exciting to think there are more books out there about Katniss and her adventures.

I absolutely cannot wait to read (and review!) Catching Fire. Until then, I will be reading (the complete) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Five Dances with Death: Dance One by Austin Briggs.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mylivereads
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 18:41:00

    That book is so addicting! I’m glad you liked it. It’s hard to stop after each chapter…you want to just keep going and going until you’ve eaten it all up (ha, ha).


  2. Adam
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 23:05:39

    Read the next two books in the series before you read anything else. I read through all three of these books in less than a day (much like you said, only stopping to sleep/eat/work). I loved all three of these books, they were wonderful and I didn’t want to put them down.


  3. hannahrose42
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 15:37:57

    Catching Fire is checked out of the library currently, and I’m already nearing the end of the complete Persepolis. I do hope to read the other two very soon, though. I’m so excited to find out what happens!


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