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I’m glad how this book caught my often choosy attention as well as my imagination from the first page to the last. Truly, this book is an achievement, it offers the right conglomeration of romance, suspense and drama that kept my pulse rate erratic by the time Katniss, the books fierce heroine, was hurled on the deadly arena.
I loved Suzanne Collins vision of our near post-apocalyptic future. At first, I thought the book is some kind of a full fantasy novel, but I stand corrected, the book is a fully fledged pure fiction, spanning themes about survival, tyranny down to high end medical technology: Burn ointments etc.
By reading this book, from the very first page, you’ll be transported to a different world and you will soon be engulfed to it’s threatening atmosphere, it’s like the walls of your room feels like vast woodlands, the creak of your bed every time you turn from side to side, to adjust with every page sounds like a stranger creeping and watching your back. The fear of getting caught by other tributes will sure course through your blood page after page, but don’t worry, Katniss will never leave you.
The storyline is quite similar to Koshun Takami’s Battle Royale where a group of students from Japan are gassed on a bus, they awaken on a secluded island and asked to kill each other. But since I have to read that book yet, The Hunger Games is my favorite when it comes to this genre.
Of course, I adore Katniss, but if you ask me who is my favorite tribute, with no second thoughts, I will answer Foxface, it’s just sad that she died not knowing that there berries you can’t it. Thanks Peeta. Nevertheless, I just hope Collins will write a novel about her, how she managed to be alive and nearly won the Hunger Games.
A satisfying read, addicting and I think will be one of my obsessions since I can’t wait to read Catching Fire to quench the story lines that was left hanging.
One of the novels that I never hated the ending, even if it’s not that clearly wrapped up, cause hey, what’s the use of the second book.