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Review: The Hunger Games

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Brian Farrey

In my Teenreads.com review of THE SILENCED by James DeVita, I noted that we have a love of dystopian novels. I think it's because we, as humans, like to be right. We like to be able to make correlations between the conditions we see in the world and possible scenarios about how those conditions could achieve Worse Case Scenario status. It's frightening, really, that we should want to be right ... Read full review

Review: The Hunger Games Collector's Edition

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The definitive collector's edition of the New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games will include a special slipcase featuring exclusive new mockingjay artwork. The astonishing bestseller, now in a deluxe, slipcased collector's edition featuring exclusive new Mockingjay artwork. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve ... Read full review

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Collins has created a character no one can forget. She symbol of hope and rebellion. Katniss Everdeen. We will never forget this character who shines a bright light in the future in Panem, the girl with the braid and the bow. Strong, brave,cunning, keen, Katniss has a mind of her own. She's the girl who will stay fresh in our minds forever. 

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As I was reading this book I kept getting distracted by the sucking sound in the background. Then I realize that it was the story that was sucking. A story about kids getting killed is allways the most bone headed thing to wright about. Especially fiction. So ya da book sucked.
The movie was even worse with Jennifer Lawrence as cat. Katniss in the book is like 5 foot six but, Jennifer is like what, six foot ten? They should of started out by getting Tania Raymonde as Katniss and a camera man with steady hands. Oh ya editing was a problem along with the screen play. other than that the book and the movie sucked.
3 1/2 sucks.
 

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This was an intriguing book to read. I didn't like the concept of children killing children.

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I have seen both Hunger Games movies and I loved them. I just finished the first book in the series and now I am reading the second one so far I really like the book! :)

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awesome book

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Have you ever experienced actually going hungry? This is a big deal in the Hunger Games. This book was written by Suzanne Collins. She is known for the amazing sequels to this book. There is 3 books in this trilogy. Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Suzanne is a very famous author because of this book, because they are making movies for all the books also. I chose this book because it is a very good book, and I donít like reading, but i loved reading this book. Every sentence, every page, every word pulls you in and you just want to read more. I expected this book to be very action packed, and a very good storyline and plot. This book was better than I expected. There is sad parts, and other parts that have a little humor. Thereís action packed parts when they finally get into the arena. Killing left and right, that is another reason that I chose this book. I think the author was getting at, that in the future the world could change. Also, stay true to your loved ones, and never get yourself caught up in lies. Because Katniss is in a lie with the capital saying she is in love with Peeta but really she is not. So that she can live and the capital will leave her alone.
My opinion of this book is that i really enjoyed the action. The killing and the moments where you do not even know what is coming next happen. it is a very good book, and its a great book for anyone who like a suspenseful book. I prefer this book even if you do not like killing, because there is a little bit of love and conflict involved too. Every page pulls you in more and more.
 

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This book is excellent for both genders and of any age. Get off your butt and go read it. You are probably saying, "I already watched this movie in a theater or on Netflix." Even if that
is so, go buy this novel because the movie is not on par with the amazingness of the book. The Hunger Games is a fast-paced, easy read, so you won't have a lazy excuse to skip this great book. It is actually likely that you will find that this book finishes way too quickly and you will instantly reach for the next book in the series. In the book you will discover information that the movie fails to show. For example, there is a story of an Avox girl in the book that you will not see in the movie. This story is an important development in Katniss's (main character) mental conflicts. She is conflicted by the memory of the Avox girl and wishes to help the girl but canít. She almost breaks down, but is able to pull together by the comforting of the Avox girl. Another scene not as developed in the movie is the time spent in the arena. In the book that time feels like weeks and seem more desperate for Katniss than shown in the movie. This is simply because a movie is not able to include every bit of information, otherwise the movie would last for hours (cough, coughÖ the Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug). The book, in many ways, also has better version of events. For example, remember the scary dogs in the arena. In the book the dogs are not even dogs, they are mutant creatures that have a combination of body parts from fallen tributes. This frightens the heck out of Katniss because she sees the resemblance of a fallen tributeís eyes in the mutant creature. This is much scarier than those silly dogs. Another detail that you will notice is the better description of other districts and their tributes. In the movie it was not said as much about the different districts, but the book will clarify them and their tributes. The more details of the characters enhances the story because you are going be more mesmerized and invested in the story. I rated this book four out of five because even though it was exciting, there were some breaks in the suspension of disbelief. At times, I would question the society and reasoning behind events. For example, I am confused of why they use train when they have gigantic hovercrafts that is able to transport people great distances over a short amount of time. It would make sense if they just used the hovercraft. I guess thatís just me. I also donít like the fact that the game makers are able to easily change the rules of the game. I seems as a easy way for the author to add suspension at the end the story. There are couple little things I question, like the aide being sent to Katniss. It those aides were parachuted, wouldn't the other tributes be able to track her by following the parachutes. Those are the little things that bug me, other than that the book is fun to read. When you finish reading this book, you will thank me because you will be better fulfilled with the Hunger Games experience. You wonít be able to wait to read the next book, Catching Fire. 

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This is an amazing book that everyone should read. I have read the whole trilogy and I was amazed at what an awesome author Suzanne Collins is!

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