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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins - Bogormen
So many books, so little time.
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Dystopian, ya
Rating: 5/5
# pages: 366
Date read: February 2010, November 2011

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Absolutely amazing book! I think it's pretty obvious by now, that I simply adore this kind of book. I'm not even sure what to call the genre... Sci-fi? Fantasy? Alternative universe? No matter what you want to call it, books like "Uglies", "The Giver", "Matched" and now "The Hunger Games" have an undeniable appeal to me. I'd read lots of raving reviews about this, and it did not disappoint. If I hadn't had work today, I would have stayed up all night to finish it.

The entire idea of Hunger Games is appalling and sickening! I hope later books focus on some way of overthrowing the Capitol to get rid of that practice. It does really show what man will do to man if given enough motivation - or even if they think they're given enough motivation. I'm reminded of the movie "The running Man" (haven't read the book yet, though it's on my list) and am wondering if the similarities are deliberate or not.

I loved Rue. She was really sweet, and it was a relief that not every other tribute was nasty, evil and/or conniving.

The mutts shocked me. I had not seen that coming, and think that's probably the one trick played by the Capitol that disgusted me the most.

Thankfully I have "Catching Fire" readily available. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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