The Hunger Games

Reader: Madelyn S
Age: 16
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: OCT 2008
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The book helped visualize the true aspects of freedom that we do not grasp on to, or underestimate. This book is kick butt.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: The most compelling aspect of this tale is that it is created and formed by such an imaginative author. Such a world created in the lines of a book is not often common to find. The book also shows amazing quality of friendship that comes along in once in a blue moon. The story demonstrates to us the ability how to create such a friendship, loyalty, and bravery as which Katniss portrays.
Did you finish: Yes
Were you disappointed with the book at all: I was disappointed with how the atmosphere or environment, the surroundings were described. The actual design of the country could have been described in more detail to my approval.
Comments: This story shows how the importance of family comes into play. How loyalty and commitment can be found in the harshest of places. Why, in the harshest of places that is where loyalty, compassion is often blossomed and grown. I actually desired to be in the book's situation to help experience and understand life in a different view. In a way these characters saw more of life and became more fulfilled through their experiences in life than the normal teenager. I wish I was able to partake in such an experience.
Did the cover tempt you and/or reflect the contents of the book: The cover was not as appealing as the review it was given by the people that passed along the such high recommendation by word of mouth. The cove did represent some form of symbolism in the book that was not able to be understood when you first look at the book without ever reading it. The cover may have the ability in the future to express a more inviting cover.
Age Range: 14-15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

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