2020 Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I admit, I didn’t read this book until after the movies were all fully released. I was curious about the original books because of the movies. They gripped me so greatly and being such a big fan of books I wanted to see what the books had to say with their voice, what the author’s voice had to say while saying the story.

It is heartbreaking with the life Katniss’ lives. How her father passed and how it forced her into more responsibilities since her mother became depressed. She is strong; I don’t know many that would take a stand like this girl did. She’s not even an adult and able to realize without someone going out and hunting people would die she loves, including herself.

I had many questions, but ultimately realized this is all she knew. This brutal world is all she’s know, Katniss. I felt for her; I wanted her to win.

I got to a certain part in the book, while the children were already murdering each other where I thought of the gladiator games. I couldn’t help but think, “Are they not entertained?” They weren’t. They wouldn’t be fully until one stood above all others.

It’s an emotional rollercoaster of a book. I can see why it was made into a movie. I can see what it’s popular. I can see why so many have loved it despite the morbid factor of children killing each other. That is one thing about books I love. They can take you anywhere. From the magical world of Mr. Potter to the brutality of The Hunger Games.

This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let’s have a conversation about it.

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