Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Get the Hype

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I finally broke down and did it, and now I know what everyone else is talking about. If you're not sure what the book is about think back to the short story you probably read in middle school, "The Lottery," in a way it's pretty much the same story. According to the boy there's also a Japanese movie called Battle Royal which is pretty much the same story, where teenagers are forced to kill each other as well.

While it may have been somewhat of a recycled concept it doesn't read that way. It's impossible to put down, and once I started I was done withing 24 hours and buying the next one. Of course it is teen fiction, so it's not that long, but still it's impossible to stop reading.

In a way I was surprised that this book is such a hit with teen girls due to the somewhat goriness inside. But there is a love triangle a la Jacob and Edward so in a way it make sense. It's funny because I tend not to read a lot of gory fiction with lots of death, but I still loved this book. I've already started the second, and I have a feeling I'm going to love it just as much as the first.



  1. I was the same way! I read it cover to cover in one day. I heard they're making a movie and I can't wait!

  2. I loved it too! I haven't read the last one yet but the first two were spectacular!

  3. Good to know! I have this on my list of books to read! Glad to hear it was good!

  4. Still haven't read this series. I'll get to it soon. Maybe it's my must read for next year.