Book: The Hunger Games

About the Book

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Reaction after reading the book.

It was so sad. Of course, I can’t afford to spill out what and why I react this way especially for the benefit of those who are still on the verge of finishing the book. Nevertheless, it still didn’t hold me back from reading the second installation. I am very much excited to continue the breath-taking journey of Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and the rest of the gang in Panem.

Is it a good read? Well, since it spurted out a revealing emotion, of course. It is a good read.

Before moving on with “Catching Fire”, I think I will watch the movie again–not to bitterly compare what’s there and what’s not. I’ll watch it because it has been closely faithful to the book. Especially the lines and words that were clearly uttered by the characters.

Question: How do you find it yourself? (1 as the lowest; 10 as the highest)

Book: ______ ; Movie: ______


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