Place(s) Traveled to: Panem
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I had heard a lot about The Hunger Games before I actually picked it up and so had mized feelings about it. I hate when books get a ton of hype as they so rarely live up to that expecation. So I was very happy to learn that Hunger Games didn’t just live up to the hype it exceeded it. This isn’t a new story, people trapped in a closed environment for the entertainment of others has been told before….but I think that this is the first time in which children have been used as the players and that just adds a whole new level of intensity to the story. But despite its premise this isn’t a sad novel. There is a lot of hope buried in these pages and I found that once I started it I couldn’t put it down. This is one of those must read novels its a message that everyone needs to read about. Its also a book that I could gush about all day but there isn’t much more that I can add to all the great things that have already been said. One thing I might suggest is that you wait until its sequel Catching Fire is out in September because you won’t want this story to end.