ellektra (ellektra) wrote,

Book 26

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
396 pages

Well, what I liked the most about The Hunger Games was the writing. Suzanne Collins, the author, writes the story in first person and in present tense, which scared me at first, but it has proved to be the perfect way to suck you into the story and live the coldness and cruelty of the world Katniss lives in.

Katniss Everdeen is the main character of the story. She is a 16 year old girl from District 12. Every year, The Capitolium (government of Panem) picks up the names of a boy and a girl from each of the 12 districts to compete in the games. Only one can survive.

It obviously reminds me of two other stories: The Long Walk, by Stephen King, and Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami. Young people who are forced to fight against each other or take part in a demential game to kill them all save for one.

I'm not sure if Katniss' love for Peeta is believable or not. I don't think she knows it, either. But I'm sure she feels something for him and wants to deny it because she feels she's betraying Gale, her friend from District 12. She's not sure about her feelings towards neither of the guys and neither am I.

When you read the story, it's obvious that both Peeta and Gale have feelings for her. I like Peeta, he's nice and has loved Katniss since he was a little boy. Now, will he luckier than his dad and get the girl of his dreams? or will he end up alone? Gale, on the other hand, is more my kind of guy. I really, really like him though he appears very little in the story. I'm sure he had a bad time watching the games and how Peeta and Katniss were getting closer to each other. I wonder if he knows that Katniss didn't exactly know what she was doing (let alone "feeling") I'm sure he regrets not telling her about his feelings before the games. He probably thought he would have her forever for himself.

Another thing that really called my attention was the fact that... I think Katniss doesn't believe Peeta is in love with her. She thinks (or wants to think) that it was all part of the game, and in fact, it was part of the game for her, but now she has developed some feelings towards him and it will cause her trouble. I also believe she doesn't want to let herself fall in love, because that would lead her to other things such as wanting to have children and suffering if her love dies (like what happened to her mother) I mean: if she doesn't love, she doesn't suffer.

The ending is quite good and makes me look forward to reading more.

And you should read it too if you haven't done it yet!
Tags: book reviews in english, libros, libros:2010, los juegos del hambre

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