The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Genre

Fantasy Adventure Dystopian

Review

Oh My Gosh – if you haven’t heard of The Hunger Games then you are probably living under a rock or at the bottom of the ocean or something. Suzanne Collin’s has written an amazingly brilliant dystopian novel!

When I started reading The Hunger Games, and saw the whole aspect of reality TV, it was like ‘whoa’. I could genuinely see this as stretched version of what we have now! The story is set in a post-apocalyptic America, and the capital is called, the Capitol. I love that Collins has these details; the names, the twists and turns of the plot and the character’s progression are all so significant. What’s also interesting is the clear connecting between future and past; because though this novel is set in the future, there are huge remnants of Greek history too.

Katniss Everdeen is a complex character; she is strong, she is impressive, but she is also a confused and often bewildered teenager. She and Peeta Mellark are just ‘sigh’ such a good couple. I love how they fall in love, and fight for one another. In fact, all the characters have a strong voice, and I do have to say that I was severely impressed with the close comparison the novel has had to the movie. This series movies are literally the best book-to-movie adaptation I have seen.

This novel is about war and violence; overcoming a seeming dictatorship; rebellion and also has a good, strong dosage of bravery, friendship and love. It seems real

Who’s it for?

This series is as huge as Harry Potter and Twilight; to name only two huge and epic bestsellers. It is an absolute must-read and must-love on any book lover’s repertoire.

Read Again-ability?

Definitely on my re-read list!

Series 

The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Catching Fire (Book 2)

Mockingjay (Book 3)

If you loved this, you’ll love

James Dashner’s The Maze Runner

Suzanne Collin’s The Underland Chronicles

Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days