My Thoughts: Worldwide Trending Trilogy!
The Nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts, all serving the purposes of the Capital who runs the districts with an iron fist. With the harsh rule of Capital and no where else to run, the districts are forced to offer up one boy and one girl to the annual Hunger Games. It's in one of these games that a tribute named Katniss Everdeen will change the destiny of world by surviving and choosing to defy the Capital all in the hopes to save those she loves.
Overall, This trilogy is great for all ages, because it's action filled with a heavy focus on love and family, which are all key elements to a great series. The books are all easy reads that pull you in and keep you reading and before you know it you'll realize you've finished the whole trilogy. The first book is a great intro and second book continues the momentum into the trilogy. However, its the 3rd book which takes a bit of a emotional and perspective turn as readers get into Katniss psych and follow her to the end of the trilogy. After reading this trilogy more than a few times I can understand why its supremely popular and was quickly made into a movie. But the books as still great to read with the movies in mind since the movies only flush out the books. So if you haven't had a chance to read the books yet I'd take the time to do so to better understand what the hype is really all about, especially on the whole Gale vs. Peeta thing.
Published Date & Page Count: September 1, 2009. pages 387.
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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Published Date & Page Count: May 28, 2010. pages 403.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Published Date & Page Count: August 24, 2010. pages 404.
The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Who do they think should pay for the unrest?
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