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The Hunger Games Trilogy

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

  1. Story  – Getting Into It (9) Captivating book right from the beginning.
  2. Story – Staying Interested (9) Once you start you wont stop til your done.
  3. Story – Finish (4) For as much as I loved getting into it the ending to me was such a downer. The last book felt rushed and it built up so much it turned into a let down when it was finished.
  4. Characters (8) Likeable characters but not a strong enough villan. At least the characters didn’t bug me most the time.
  5. Writing (8) Collins does well to describe things and move on without getting dirty in details. Easy enough to read but not too easy to feel dull. At times felt like she was rushing through too much too fast.

Overall a 38/50 or 4.0 rating from me. This was a very exciting series and I think the first two books may be the best I have ever read. However, Mockingjay felt rushed at times and was too much of a downer for me to put this on the same pedestal as Harry Potter.

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