The Hunger Games
The title of my book is called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen who takes her sister's place in order to participate in the annual Hunger Games, where she fights to the death in an arena on live television. The only way to win is to be the last one living in the arena which brings fame and fortune, whereas losing brings certain death. What I liked the most about this book is the author's style of writing that lures the readers in.
The reason I chose this literary element is because Collins has the ability to generate constant suspense that keeps us reading. An example of a suspenseful quote is, “When Thresh whirls around me, the rock raised, I know it's no good to run. My bow is empty, the last arrow having gone in Clove's direction. I'm trapped in the glare of his strange golden brown eyes” (287). There was no escape for her and it did not seem there was a possible chance for her to survive, yet she manages to. Another example is, “The Careers stop in the clearing about ten yards from my tree. They have flashlights, torches. I can see an arm here, a boot there, through the breaks in the branches. I turn to stone, not even daring to breathe” (160). The tension built here is indescribable; the Careers having stopped right under her tree, a tiny breath could have killed her. Suzanne Collin's writing skills are extremely captivating to the readers. The way she concludes each chapter with an anticipating cliffhanger makes readers continue reading without no desire to stop.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book not only because of the author's suspenseful style, but also the dynamic characters. Collins creates amazing characters that the readers build close relationships with. If later on in the story one of them happens to be killed, it brings a sense of loss. I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy science fiction, action, adventure, and even a bit of...
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