by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Release Date: September 14, 2008
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This is the second time I’ve read this book, and the second time I’ve reviewed it. But, honestly, no matter how many times I read it and write down my thoughts, my opinion of this book will never change. It’s amazing. So. Freaking. Amazing. The writing, I will admit, isn’t perfect, but there is just something about this book that I can’t put my finger on that just makes me keep reading. The idea is very good and imaginative, and the exectuation is very well done. The world building was absolutely amazing, which is sometimes rare in dystopian books. You get the whole backstory of Panem and Katniss pretty much right away. The story line and staging was asoltuely amazing, as was the action. I got so invested in the world and the situation that I didn’t want to put this book down.
Katniss is one of my all-time favorite main characters. She ranks up there with Yelena from Poison Study and, as you guys may or may not know, she is my all-time favorite main character. I loved how Katniss was strong, defiant, mature, and could take care of herself. She was selfless, kick-butt, and just down-right awesome. There’s really no words to describe her completely, if I’m honest. Peeta was pretty good too. I really enjoyed the romance and the conflict, and Peeta was a strong character and love interest.
This book is definitely one I’ll read again and again, and the whole series even. It’s such an epic, interesting, and engaging story and idea that it will never, ever get old.
1 million trillion pink flowers