Written by Suzanne Collins
Book 1 of 3 in The Hunger Games series
My book review today is on a new favourite of mine – and one that many of you may already know – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It’s the first in a trilogy (not counting the “prequel” about President Snow) and it totally blew my mind! I’ve read all three novels and will be reviewing the other two here very soon. This first book introduces Katniss Everdeen, a brave, resourceful 16-year-old girl who has to fight for her life as a Tribute in the so-called Hunger Games. This is an annual televised event that is held in Panem, a dystopian nation controlled by the ruthless President Snow, and sees 24 residents from the 12 poor districts fight each other to the death. Although this is a nail-bitingly exciting, terrifying and, at times, brutal story, we also see how kindness and humanity can blossom in the face of adversity and, ultimately, save the day. I am now a HUGE fan and I’m pretty sure you will be, too!