Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Book Review: The Hunger Games

I've been coming across references to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy for a while now and had been wondering what it was all about. They are often referred to as Young Adult (YA) novels, and for some reason that tends to make me shy away from books (even though I love things like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia). Since I was going to be on the plane last weekend for 4 hours each way, I thought I'd get something for my kindle to keep my purse as light as possible (I never bring carry on-but I'm sure that will change with the arrival of baby!).

I decided to get The Hunger Games(the first book in the trilogy) since it was only $5. I started reading it on Wednesday night or Thursday morning and finished it on the plane on the way to Red Deer on Friday-thankfully I had already uploaded the second book - Catching Fire. I totally LOVED The Hunger Games. Although I kept coming across the title of the book I actually had NO IDEA what it was about-and I'm really glad that I didn't. It totally caught me off guard!! The premise is unlike anything I've come across before and I was surprised to think of it as a YA novel based on the content, but the writing was, how shall I put it...fairly accessible. It was an easy read, but boy did Collins ever have me hooked!! I don't even want to tell you what it is about because I think it is totally worth discovering this one on your own. Remember I did say it was an easy read-but it was captivating!! I couldn't put it down! I am eager to get through the whole series!!

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