Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The book is so much better than the movie.  The thoughts and feelings that the characters endure can't be explained as well in movie format.  I didn't like the filming format of the movie which made me so glad I read the book.  Even the clothing choices in the movie weren't up to my mind's expectations.  so definitely read the book.
In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games.

Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some who have trained for this their whole lives.

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