The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I expected to enjoy this more than I did, I guess because of all the hype surrounded it. If I could give half stars I would give 3.5 because I liked the characters so well. Its an interesting premisis that sometime in the future after the fall of our country as we know it that the gladiator type games of the Romans will be resurrected. Humanity does have a thing for bloodlust from those days to the days of public executions people seem to want a show out of watching people die. But it seems like things in the Hunger Games world was so mismatched. How could a small 12yr old girl hope to compete with a much larger older teen? And why would anybody want to see it? It just seems so brutal. And the districts seem more like a communist state than part of this country, but I guess the way the rich stay rich and get richer has always been by keeping the poor down and in their place. Its all about conrol of the masses. Ok, down off my soapbox. As for the characters, they were believeable and endearing and I even tho the story was told primarly from the point of view of Katniss I tended to like all of the characters. I will probably finish this series altho I've heard that the last one could have been better. Overall, I thought it was a good read.
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