Monday, 11 March 2013

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, reviewed by Bronte

What is this book about?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.

Who should read this book?

This book can be read by pretty much everyone over the age of 8. I loved it and I have friends that loved it as well as parents and younger people I know that all say this novel is amazing!

How long is this book?

374 pages, an average sized book.

Story Line: 9/10
Well written: 5/5
Enjoyablilty: 4/5
Overall: 18/20

Star Rating:

5 Stars

Question 1. What character would you most like to have tea with?

I would either have tea with Peeta or Gale. But probably Peeta because I love him just a little incy weeny bit more as he is so amazing yet sweetly innocent. But I would then feel guilty so would probably have tea with Gale to0. Poor old Gale was always disapointed in this book and I don't want to disapoint him too. That would be very mean of me. So, lots of tea for me then, the irony of it is I don't even like tea...

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Question 2. What character would you most like to throw tea at?

Hmmm, let me see, I am really sorry but I am going to have to be clichĂ© here: President Snow. I think he would look great with a large amount of tea all over him, staining his all his white hair brown.

Question 3. What do you think of the cover?

Well, it's simple, eye catching and relating to the book so I think the cover is perfect.

Question 4. What do you think of the title do you think there is an alternative?

I think the title is great as it really makes you think about what this book is about, therefore making you want to read it. I thought it was a fight over food to start with. Imagine The Hunger Games being about a food fight! Haha!

Question 5. Favourite quote!

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.” 


The Hunger Games is a great book that can be enjoyed by everyone. It has engaging characters that all have their own voice and it is quite easy to really get into the story line. The plot has twists and turns that are set in a place that is different to most dystopian stories. Therefore I would recomend this book to anyone who is bored and needs enjoyment for a day or two. It really does transport you somewhere else.

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?


  1. I loved this book. I'm glad that you did too. I think you might enjoy all the characters more in the second book especially Peeta. I think the flirting thing comes in again much later. I'll be interested to see what you think about the rest of the series.

    grace of Tony Lama Boot

    1. We have already read all the series and hope to review them soon but we are very busy:) I definitely agree though - I think the characters get much better in Catching Fire - and I like the arena better in that one too - but overall I think the Hunger Games is the better of the series, but I think in general all first books are better:)

      - Bronte (: