Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Thoughts On "The Hunger Games"

Source:  Goodreads



Suzanne Collins
Source:  www.suzannecollinsbooks.com

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I knew nothing about The Hunger Games until I started blogging last year.  Then it was every where.  It seemed like every blog I visited had reviewed this book, and it was on all the must read lists.  My sister and I both love to read and we trade book recommendations back and forth, and I love to buy her books for any occasion...birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, just because.  I bought her The Hunger Games, and she liked it.  So over the next few months I bought her the the other two books in the series.  But I still hadn't read it.

Then I read a post on one of my favorite blogs, Susie's Blog.  She had recently read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and was in the middle of Mockingjay.  She had good things to say, so I decided it was time to read them.  Plus I had just signed up for this awesome reading challenge I'm doing for 2012, and the genre for January is Juvenile/YA fiction.  It just seemed like the time to read it.

Let me just say that I did not expect to love this book as much as I do.  From the very first page I was hooked and couldn't put it down.  I love character driven books, and man oh man is Katniss a character.  I just love her.  Suzanne Collins gives her such an authentic voice.  It feels like someone is telling you their story.  I totally forgot I was reading a book.  Nothing felt forced to me.



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I cannot wait until the movie comes out in March, and just for fun I thought I'd add the preview to my post.





8 comments:

  1. I agree! Also, Katniss (in the movie) is from KY!

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    1. Hi Lisa! I didn't know that. I think she makes a perfect Katniss!

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I loved The Hunger Games, and had to wait for the third book to come out. I was so impatient.

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    1. That's the good thing about finding these books late! There's no long wait for the next one to come out. I can read them all right now:)

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  3. This is definitely on my list to read, Amy. I like how everyone agrees that when you wait and all the books of a trilogy are out, you don't have to wait which sometimes seems forever for the next book to be published!!! I almost bought the boxed set the other day of all three books!

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    1. Hi Brenda! I'm reading Catching Fire right now, and I really like it so far. Thanks so much for commenting!

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  4. I am so glad you liked it!!! I loved the second book the best. My mom is reading them now, and she is totally obsessed! :)

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    1. I'm loving Catching Fire so far!

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