Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Book Review - The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

I heard about this book almost two years ago as I was taking a steam at my gym, listening to a woman gush about it to her friend. As an avid reader always looking for a new novel to sink my teeth into I went home and researched it based on the descriptions I had overheard. When I found the book and the author I ended up just saving the information for a "possible read" for a later time. This last Christmas I was given a Nook Color and one of the first things I did was download free samples from about 30-40 books so that I could have them all right there with me in my Nook Library... including The Hunger Games and the two other books in the series. Two days ago I finally got to it, and today I just finished reading it. I couldn't put it down. I got so into the story that I just had to keep reading. Science Fiction is not my usual genre or cup of tea for that matter. This book, however, hit its mark with me. I loved the main character, Katniss, and her will to survive, even before being entered into the annual Hunger Games. I highly recommend this novel, just clear your schedule before you start reading it. I can't wait to sink my teeth into the next book,"Catching Fire." Enjoy!

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