Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Hunger Games~My book Review~

My Thoughts on the Trilogy

My mom actually read these books long before I even thought about reading them. She had told me she thought I would like them, but I brushed her off. I didn't think I had the time to waste reading a series that would probably just be a let down in some way.

 I was wrong.
 Before ever charging my kindle to start reading the first book, I had seen the comercial for the film coming out soon. I was instantly intrigued.I knew immediately I was going to read those books before I watched the movie. Everyone knows the books are always better than the movie, right? We will see. I started the first book titled, "The Hunger Games"by Suzanne Collins. I couldn't put it down. It was so different from all the fluffy things you can pick up and read these days. It was right up my alley. I suppose I'm a slightly dark person. These books delve into a darker side of humanity. If you are looking for an uplifting or lighthearted story these are not for you. If you enjoy great writing, imagination, sitting on the edge of your seat to find out what will happen next. You will be like me. To say I love these books is really not the right word. "Appreciate" is more accurate. I appreciate the author's courage in writing a story that has so many twists and turns that won't always make the reader happy, but tell the story well.

 I believe I read the whole trilogy in about a week. Which is fast for me, having a busy 2 year old running around. I ditched house work, chores, neglected my hubby to finish the series. I had to know how it all ended. I recommend this book, but first clean your house, get your meals planned, because you won't be able to stop reading once you start! Pick up the first book or your kindle, and hang on tight for the roller coaster of ride that is, "The Hunger Games"

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book, I will have to see about purchasing it!

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  2. Heard about this series awhile back and haven't had a chance to get it yet. Now I wish I would have! Sounds like something I would love to read.... I don't like a predictable story.... love one that will keep me guessing! Thanks for the review! ;)

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  3. These books are now among my favorite books of all time! I love the embedded themes in the series and also want to add these books were written for older youth. So if you go to get them and they are in the youth section don't be put off. They are awesome! Worth the time and would love to have a discussion group about them. May check and see if there is one online somewhere. Can't wait to see the movie!!

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    1. I owe my mom a Thanks for recommending these to me! Glad she did. :-D

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  4. my mom also recommended this trilogy to me and gave me the books... guess i need to read them now lol

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  5. i only hear awesome things about this. must read it myself.

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  6. I've been putting them off myself.

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  7. I enjoyed your review. I wasn't every interested in seeing the movie "Hunger Games", but you have made me very interested in reading the series.

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  8. I still need to read these, I haven't watched any of the movies either.

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  9. I'm not much into the dark genres, but my daughter would love this series. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love the books & now to watch the movies. Thanks for sharing this with me.
    Holly W

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  11. I enjoyed reading the books, too. I cried at the end.

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  12. Nice to know that adults can enjoy YA novels. Thanks for the thoughtful review.

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  13. I heard these were good so maybe I need to get them

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  14. I am probably the only person in the world who hasn't read or seen the Hunger Games...

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  15. I haven't read any of these books but I loved all 4 movies. They say the book is always better.

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  16. I would love to read this series after reading your review. It sounds wonderful!

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  17. I saw a couple of the Hunger Games movies and they were really good. It reminds me of the book of Revelations in the Bible! How we are going to be made to do certain things so we would get food. It is so SAD that they used children and that some children died!! It seems like it comes down to survival of the fittest.

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