Book Review: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Mike Pihlman:

I finished the book…next week the movie! Enjoy. :-)

Originally posted on TracyReaderDad Thrillers & Mysteries:

Genre: YA Fantasy

(kids killing kids)

In what was once North America, the people of the Capitol of Panem, rule the 12 Districts of Panem (#13 was completely destroyed in a rebel uprising many years ago) with an iron fist.

Starvation and fear are the norm.

As a constant reminder of the control the Capital has over the people of Panem, once a year they hold “The Hunger Games” where a boy and a girl, between the ages of 12 and 18, from each District get the honor of fighting each other to the death.

The last standing tribute wins.

“The Hunger Games” are televised to all of Panem and the Gamemakers make sure the killings continue at a regular pace and are interesting for all to see.

The 74th Hunger Games is the focus of this book.  District 12 is a poor coal producing area located in what was once Appalachia.  Katniss Everdeen lives there with…

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