Genre: Adventure, Science fiction, Drama, Action, Dystopian
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Catalog Reference: ISBN 978-0-439-02352-8
“Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced” – The New York Times Book Review
“[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense…I couldn’t stop reading.” – Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly Review
“I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn’t have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it…The Hunger Games is amazing.”- Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight Series
“The Hunger Games is as close to perfect an adventure novel as I’ve ever read. I could not put it down. Collins has transformed the ancient Labyrinth myth into a terrifyingly believable tale of future America. Readers will be hungry for more.” – Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson Series and The 39 Clues
“[The Hunger Games] is a great book, and very thought-provoking. Read this along with your teen and discuss it.” – Charlaine Harris
“BEST. CHILDRENS’ BOOKS EVER” “A Recent Book That Rocked My Dystopian World” – Jon Scieszka, Newsweek
“The Hunger Games” is the first novel of The Hunger Games Trilogy. Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist and the other major characters are Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, Haymitch Abernathy, Effie Trinket, Cinna, and President Snow etc. There are characters like Primrose Everdeen, Rue, which are short but have powerful existence. I found Katniss’s character very refreshing. Because in most of the novels, the female leads has been depicted as kind of weak, needy, and dependent. But Katniss Everdeen is anything but weak; she is strong and independent. She does not take any shit without a solid fight. Sometime you might feel that she is ruthless, heartless. But she is not. She is that kind of girl who volunteers herself for the games to save her sister. She is that kind of girl who loves and cares for people in her own way.
Now let’s talk a bit about this charming male character called Peeta Mellark. Well, I have literally fallen in love with Peeta. Oh my, who won’t fall for someone who can love a girl so unconditionally? He is strong yet sensible, an excellent speaker, blessed with a golden heart, a class – A lover boy. Peeta is a boy who can do literally anything for the girl he loves.
While Peeta is the class- A sample of lover boy, Gale is definitely someone who is strong, intelligent, with uncanny hunting (with snares) skills. Gale has his ideology and a sense of justice; He nurtures a strong will to fight against wrong.
And there is Haymitch whose character, well… one must read the novel to understand what or who exactly he is. But be aware and do not judge him just like that. He is much more than what meets the eye. So be slow and gentle to judge him.
Having such awesome characters into play, the novel is bound to be captivating. The most powerful parts of the novel are the parts where the details of the games are involved. Suzanne Collins has done a tremendous job of describing the deaths and pains involved in the games so naturally that it captivates you.
You really can’t get enough of the Hunger Games! It is unputdownable in all true sense. So why delay, grab your copy NOW!!!
Price: $5.75/ £7.99
I bought the kindle version of it from Amazon.com at INR 142.50 only.