The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Recommended for Action and Suspense Lovers

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For the month of October I read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In this book, the main character is a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen. She is a tough hunter and provides food for her family due to her father’s death and her mother’s illness. She also has a younger sister, Primrose. Every year there is a Hunger Games reaping. The reaping of the Hunger Games is when one boy and one girl from each district are forced to participate in The Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Primrose gets picked for this event and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Throughout this novel, Katniss faces many hardships on her journey to win the Hunger Games. The theme/lesson learned from this book is to never give up even if you are in the hardest situation. A passage from the book that describes Katniss and her hardships is: “I better get out of here, I think. They’ll be making a beeline for this place. But once I’m on my feet, I realize escape may not be so simple. I’m dizzy. Not the slightly wobbly kind, but the kind that sends the trees swooping around you and causes the earth to move in waves under your feet. I take a few steps and somehow wind up on my hands and knees. I wait a few minutes to let it pass, but it doesn’t. Panic begins to set in. I can’t stay here.” (P.222-223) I would rate this book five stars because it is remarkable, full of action and suspense, and makes you never want to stop reading. I would recommend this book to action and suspense lovers. I would not recommend this book to people that do not like violence or blood because there is a lot of violence in this novel.
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