22 March, 2012

Hunger Games

Title: Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: Hunger Games
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Kindle

From Goodreads: 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 steps forward to take her sister's place 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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

What I thought: I first read The Hunger Games in September 2010. You can read my original review here.  I decided to re-read it before I go see the movie.
One of my fears in re- reading a book is finding it wasn't as good as I first thought. I'm glad to say I enjoyed this just as much if not more than the first time. The world Suzanne Collins created is believable and terrifying. The characters are beautifully built and you want to invest time in their fate. It sets up perfectly for the second book in the series. Really glad I too the time to re-read this. Now I can't wait to see the movie!

Challenges: Ebook Challenge, Dystopia Challenge