The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: Paperback
Pages: 454
Published:  9th Jan 2009 (UK)
Publisher: Scholastic
Source:  Bought
Genre: YA, Dystopia
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In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Everyone and their grannies have heard of The Hunger Games. It's a dark and twisted book that is simply amazing!!! I first read this back in 2010. When I was laid up on the couch with a broken ankle and I got book 1 and 2 to take on holiday but ending up reading them before. The Hunger Games truely sucked me into the story from page 1 and kept me gripped right up until the last page. I adore the book. And having just reread it I think I loved it even more this time!

The Hunger Games follows the story Katniss, a teenage girl who volunters to take her sister, Prim's place in the The Hunger Games. She is then catapulted into a very stranged and twisted games that are used as a form to entertainment. 24 teenagers are put up against each other to battle until only one is left alive! Pretty heavy stuff for a YA novel but it works.

Suzanne Collins just has such a way with words that you feel yourself being transported into the book. Fighting side by side with Katniss and going through a rollercoaster of emotions. Aside from the setting and the battles that are thrown at Katniss, I think its the actual characters that make the story work so well. There is someone for everyone to like and of course hate. Some characters you will want to kill, some you will cry for and some you will just fall in love with e.g Peeta - The Boy with the Bread.

I urge everyone to go read this series if you haven't already!! And of course go see the movie , I haven't yet but from what I hear people are saying its the best movie adaptation from a book since Harry Potter!!! So that's got to good right?!?

Rate: 5/5


  1. *throws confetti* Glad to hear that you're loving this series . . . one of the best series in YA. Great review.

  2. Fab review. It's so hard to review without giving away anything

    1. God I know! I struggle doing spoiler free. But I kept it short (compared to my usual lol) so less chance of spoilers. Lol.

  3. GREAT REVIEW ,,, I have heard a lot of good thing about this book :)

  4. Great review, I still need to read books 2 and 2 though :) +New Follower :D
    - Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  5. I love the series. will have to watch the film sometime this month or next. I found Catching Fire the best book.


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