File Size: 867 KB
Print Length: 387 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0545425115
Publisher: Scholastic Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ISBN-10: 0439023483 ISBN-13: 978-0439023481
Source: My own copy
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The 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. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
I know what you're saying what took you so long to read this book, to be honest I just have a crazy insane TBR list and it just kept getting pushed back. So when my son got The Hunger Games for Christmas on DVD we watched Christmas Night and I knew immediately I had to read the book afterwards. I had too many questions from the movie.
I seriously could kick myself for waiting so long in reading this book, what was wrong with me? What was I thinking? Because not only did this book answer those questions I had, but painted an even better picture of the characters, as well as the story. Now I know what the fuss is all about.
I would have read this in one setting if I hadn't been so tired last night. The story flowed and I just love the characters. I am not sure which Team I am on but I can say I absolutely love Katniss , she is a spunky character and not once was I annoyed with her. As a parent I can't even imagine sending my child off to the Hunger Games.
I honestly can't wait to read Catching Fire, and I promise I won't wait so long to read that one.