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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

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great book! i enjoyed reading it!

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AMAZING BOOK

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This is the worst it doesnt have the page i want and i cant read it why cant u do for free like everone else

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I loved this book from start to finish. The only problems I had were that I watched the movie first (bad idea) and had a friend highly detail the book (VERY bad idea) to me before hand.
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this is on par with my favorite books of all time that include the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings series and Series of Unfortunate events. The book is well written in the first person with the main character Katniss Everdeen telling the story. The one thing I wish the author would have done however would be to have strayed from the first person ever-so-often to tell the story of the other characters like the movie did. I highly suggest watching the movie AFTER reading the book because it gives this book even more life than it does on its own right. One character who really needs more detail throughout would be Peeta Mellark, but the reason the author didn't do this is to leave us readers wondering what will happen between the two District 12 members.
Detail: 3/5 - As I said above Suzanne could very well have had certain parts (maybe every other chapter or so) to "look in" from other characters like the movie did for us.
Suspense: 4/5 (for me), 5/5 (if you have no prior knowledge going in)- This would CERTAINLY have been a 5/5 if I hadn't had all the knowledge I did before going in to reading so I will give it two ratings. Having seen the movie and been told the details left out of the movie I got bored at some of the "down" parts of the book that had little to no action.
Writing: 4.5/5 - I caught a few typos and writing errors throughout the book, nothing major but they were the. I don't know if these are there in the actual book or if Google goofed so I will only knock off .5 of a point. The first-person POV is a wonderful change of pace from most books that become popular and well-known and this is a big + from me.
Overall: 5/5 - Yes, I did give a 3, 5, and 4.5 in the subscores, but this book really would have been 5s across the board had I not seen the movie and judged some parts down because of it so there it is, a 5/5 and I dare say it could be 5.5/5 or higher. Great read and a must for younger adults (I am 23) and or drama/suspense book lovers.
 

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I remember when this trilogy first came out. I about 11 years old and I remember some of my classmates talking about it. It was not until my teenage years that I decided to purchase and read The Hunger Games part 1. I was intrigued by the setup of the story and how detailed it explained the future. As every chapter ended in a cliffhanger I continued on page by page. The author did a phenomenal job in describing the characters very detailed and their stories became very memorable. I like how well thought out the scenes were depicted and described. We witnessed what occurred in Panem and how the tributes were selected and sent out to participate for their individual district. We see how the war, a game of survival and strategic, is brought upon such a young group of teens. Characters begin to show favoritism within the elaborate layers the author has left. The horrors of corruption are undeniably captured. The older students can read this fantastic story and enjoy the feelings that the characters are captured in. The book cover definitely makes sense when you are through with the book and realize it has a special and unique meaning.  

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I really enjoyed this book because I liked the characters' personalities and I really liked the intensity of the hunger games. I also liked it because there was emotion in it and it wasn't all just fighting. My favourite part was part 2: the games. I liked it because that was the most exciting part, it had the most significant events and there was some humour too. I would recommend this to anyone from year five up. 

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I hate what happens they treat the people who fights in the arena but it does show what will happen if we don't respect others cuase it will leed to vilonce.

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