The first two books in this trilogy are fantastic and I am downloading book #3 now. I have listened to the first two quickly because you get sucked in and can't escape. I found myself walking around with headphones doing laundry and cleaning my house. Escape into the crazy games and buy it!!!!!!!!!!
I don't write too many of these however I'd like to share I was surprisingly drawn into the story quickly. From the description I thought it sounded new but similar to some movies I'd seen and yet it was something, for me, I enjoyed. The only thing I would say was the ending left me a little unsatisfied. Whether that be by design or not ... I recommend this book for a change of imaginary pace.
As anticipation for the movie grows, I was taking another look at this book and found that I had neglected to write a review. This was one of the first Audible books I listened to, and was sucked in immediately. Having taught reading to young people several years ago, I have read a number of YA books, and if they are written by a good author, they can be just as engrossing, thought-provoking and valuable as any adult literature. That is the way it is with "The Hunger Games." I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and found it to be very well written and worth my while - so much so that I immediately bought the second book, and couldn't wait for the third. I was sad to finish the series.
I found so much symbolism in this story, signs of foreboding, warning, hope, and love. The biggest lesson I learned from the book was that this scenario, or one like it, is not out of the realm of possibility for our country. Heaven help us if something like this does come to pass, but it is possible, especially with the way things are going right now with our lack of patriotism or pride in our country, and our apparent willingness to throw our freedom away. But there is also the lesson of hope, and of determination and integrity that, when used in the right way by the right person, can turn things around.
I hope the movie is good. They are almost never as good as the book, but here's hoping it lives up to its potential. It could be fabulous.
You won't be able to sleep until you finish it. Very additive and would highly recommend it.
In the beginning I thought that I'd made a mistake buying this book. I found the writing style a bit odd as most of it's written in the first person. Wasn't long before I was hooked and couldn't stop listening. Suitable for all ages.
Suzanne Collins has created a world full of captivating stories, and characters a reader can become completely connected to. This story exceeded even my highest expectations from all the reviews I have read. Not reading or listening to this book would be a great shame for this is one of the best books I've read in a very long time
I'm a landscape architect by profession and an avid listener of audio books ! I particularly love the historical based fiction series, like Courteney, McCammon, and Gabaldon,. I listen in the car, while designing in my studio and most evenings.
This is the best book I've read/heard in years. Great story. That I couldn't put down and I got the sequel right away. Don't miss this one
Sci-fi and fantasy are not my favorite genres, but I decided to try this one because of all the good reviews. Really loved it -- both the book itself and the narrator. The protagonists are well-developed and likable, and the plot is character-driven, with lots of suspense. If you liked Dune, you'll like The Hunger Games.
I must say I was a little dissappointed as the books are easily predictable. Many of the reviews I read online likened this series to the Twilight series and I disagree. I loved the Twilight series and I only like this series. I am now reading the second book in this series as I bought them at the same time but if I had read the first one without buying the others I would not be reading nor buying the others:(
I'm currently listening to this series for the 2nd time & enjoying as much as I did originally, which was less than a year ago. It's so good I'm dragging it out as best I can just to make it last. On another note, I almost dread the movie release. They never live up to the book & the bar is set so high for this one, it's sure to fall far short. I've read alot about the romance angle being played way up in the movie version. Bad move. If they could truly just put THIS book on the big screen it would be perfection. The casting is quite good, from what I've seen. But I'm not holding my breath beyond that. Some things shouldn't be messed with & this is one of them. If you listen to one sereis in your lifetime, make it this one!!!
I picked this book as it was recommended to me by two friends but I had not heard much about it otherwise. After reading the synopsis, I was humored to see that it had a somewhat similar story line as a Japanese movie I saw called Battle Royale. While I can see why the teenagers are drawn to this book, I would say that it can appeal to all ages. There one scene that moved me to tears because of how sad and sweet it was. I enjoyed the dilemmas that the main character battles internally. I plan on continuing on with series as well.