rate } ♠♠♠♠♠ ♥
genre } fiction | young adult | fantasy | dystopia | science fiction | adventure
release day } 1st September 2009
publisher } Scholastic Paperbooks
format } paperback
isbn } 9780439023528
pages } 374 pg.
source } bought
age group } 15 yo +
interest } pg 13 + ages
awards } Georgia Peach Book Award (2009), A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2008), Cybils Award for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2008), Amelia Bloomer List (2009), An ALA Notable Children's Book for Older Readers (2009), Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (2008), West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Older Readers (2010), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Red House Children's Book Award for Older Readers & Overall (2010), New York Times Notable Children's Book (2008), Publishers Weekly's Best Books of The Year, South Carolina Book Award for Junior and Young Adult Book Awards (2011), Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2010), Teen Buckeye Book Award (2009), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2010), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2010), ALA Teens' Top Ten (2009), Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010), Sakura Medal for Middle School Book (2010), Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award (2009), Florida Teens Read (2009), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (2010), Iowa High School Book Award (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009), The Inky Awards for Silver Inky (2009), Abraham Lincoln Award (2011)
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The Hunger Games
(The Hunger Games #1)
By Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling The Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
My 2 Cents
This was actually nesting in my TBR pile for a long while now. My fellow bloggers has finally broke me into reading this book. *purses lips* Yup…months after all the nagging of posts, emails, book talks, tweets, etc… I gave in.
The back synopses was wow.. that was hard to sink in for me, I mean, man… that’s terrible to have a game to do a “Survivor Series” a a twist of deaths included. I find the idea kind of *moves her hands in a gesture of waving it around* out there. Be the only surviving one, kill everybody kind of game to feed your whole district? Damn…
Cover. Not really have that “Grab Me” look. *ducks* Personally, it look dark and plain boring. *ducks again* Well it is… Unless you know what’s it’s all about, heard of it, or somebody recommend you this book over and over again. But I must admit after looking through the different other covers, I found these different looking good ones!
*** SPOILERS!!! ***
Story & Plot. I was hooked on the first page. Then it’s ongoing until 3 in the morning o.o That was how good it was. The characters and plots are just right that I actually wanted to yell at Katniss in some points of the book. Darn it. Peeta was so sweet and all. The romance plot Haymitch (their mentor) fixed up seems to become real. Then, it hit me. Poor Gale! What would Gale think! Then that thing with Rue happened. She died horribly! Oh My God. I was emotional when Katniss sang her to “sleep” in her last breath of life.Katniss kind off grew up in front of my eyes while reading through this book *a bit*.
Nevertheless, this is an extremely a page turner. I would definitely recommend this book to any readers out there high school up. I must forewarn you there are lot of violence and social problems in this book. (A lot of them)
Other wise this book has managed to get my ♥.