Description: The Hunger Games trilogy is a set of young-adult dystopian books written by Suzanne Collins. The first in the series is The Hunger Games, the second is Catching Fire and the final installment is Mockingjay.
The book is set in a world that has built up over the remains of our world. They call the world Panem and it consists of The Capitol, and feeds out into 12 remaining districts. The Capitol holds their world’s leaders, and these leaders – in order to control the districts from rebellion – host each year what is called the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is where one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen from each district. The chosen – or as Collins calls them: the Tributes – are taken to the Capitol and put into an arena where they must fight to the death. The final Tribute is sent back to their district with food and money, and at no risk to go again.
The series itself follows Katniss Everdeen who lives in District 12. Her sister is chosen as a tribute and instead of letting her go, Katniss takes her place. The three books follow Katniss through the Hunger Games and what happens after.
I really don’t want to say much about it because it really destroys the experience of reading it.
Reaction: Saying that I loved this book is too mild an emotion. This book was amazing. I read each of the books in a day each, that’s how gripping they were. The series has a slightly depressing feel to it, but honestly its one of the best young-adult series I have ever read.
You really get to love the character and you want to do nothing more then save Katniss from all the dangers her life puts her in.
The trilogy has a bittersweet happy ending and it fit the whole set of the writing.
I commend Collins in her writing style and her ability to make you fall in love with the characters and support them through the whole story.
Rating: These books definitely get all five stars.
Cara Mia Amore