A story set in a post-apocalyptic world where Panem is separated in 12 districts and the Capitol rules them all. Following a rebellion where district 13 was destroyed, the Capitol decided to invent a game that will serve as a lesson to all the remaining districts, and at the same time entertain the rich people of the Capitol. Each year, the districts will have to send two of their child, a boy and a girl, in an arena where they will fight to the death until only one remains. With the game televised in every home of every district, there’s no way to avoid watching your children die.
The story revolves around Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old girl from district 12 that volunteers as a tribute in the 74th Hunger Games to take the place of her younger sister. She’s brought to the capitol with her fellow male tribute, Peeta, where they will train for battle and be interviewed on their last day in the Capitol, to be then sent off in the arena.
With all the action, romance and twist in events, there’s not one second where you can just relax for Katniss and think she’s safe. What made the story so much better for me is how Suzanne Collins wrote it. Throughout the book, we’re in Katniss’ thoughts and it is so well written that I could feel all her emotions when she felt them, and it’s so detailed that I could clearly imagine myself going through what she was going through.
I give it Young Mom’s Seal of Approval!
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Young Mom ❤