Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games (Scholastic 2009) 4.75 Stars
One thing I noticed right away about this book was the use of first-person-present perspective, which drives me bonkers in most cases. This book came highly recommended to me so I persevered past that and did get used to it. This book sucks you in and makes it very difficult to put it down, especially when the actual Hunger Games begin. What she has to go through is something no one should have to go through, yet she pushes on and does what she has to survive and get back to her family. We see her struggle throughout these Games and deal with what she knows is morally wrong. Although these exact struggles are not something we all deal with, we all face struggles lie this on a day-to-day basis and do we can relate on some level with Katniss. Young people, and many adults, will relate with struggling with the emotional pulls of whether or not you are in love or not, making this another level that people can relate to this book on. Never mind the fact that it is action-packed.
I highly recommend The Hunger Games to all young adults and adults.
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