EG Book Review: The Hunger Games
Having just finished the first book of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, The Hunger Games, I had to share my thoughts with Emma Graham lovers. Many of you may already be on the bandwagon for this addicting series, but some of you may still be wondering, what’s all the hype about?
In The Hunger Games, the main character Katniss Everdeen is faced with an unexpected curse when her little sister Prim is selected to go into the Capitol’s annual hunger games. Almost immediately, she nobly sacrifices herself as District 12’s female tribute to go into the Games, which are universally assumed as a death curse amongst all the districts. The Capitol hosts its annual Hunger Games as a means of keeping the twelve districts in check and avoiding any uprisings or rebellions. Along the way, Katniss gets to know the mysterious and handsome Peeta Mellark, the male tribute from her district who is the son of a baker. Katniss faces both internal and external conflicts before and during the Games. She must deal with self-doubt, her own personal weaknesses and feelings, the other tributes, and any and all challenges presented by the Capitol throughout the Games. Forced to be strong for her family and district, Katniss scrounges up all of the strength and bravery she can and starts on one of the most arduous, emotional and life-changing journeys she has ever encountered.
I encourage you all to pick up a copy of the Hunger Games today! Collins’ refreshing and exciting story of a teenage girl faced with life or death will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. I just finished the must-read and can’t wait to see the movie and start on the second book!