The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
I remember reading The Hunger Games when I was around 12 but finally sitting down and finishing the series was definitely one of the highlights of my summer. Revisiting The Hunger Games now that I'm older brought me a lot of nostalgia but also allowed me to more fully appreciate Suzanne Collins' writing. I felt as if each character had their own unique identity, strengths, and aspirations. For example, Haymitch on the surface-level is a drunk, seemingly uncaring man, but behind that is the identity of a smart, and cunning mentor who drowns his sorrow of his lost tributes through alcohol. Through her characters, Collins was able to advance a plot that was both incredibly enjoyable to read, so much so that I finished the book in one day(!), and also generated great insights into the world we live in today.
--submitted by Aimee H.
This is a captivating series. Teamwork and survival are intermixed in an engaging trilogy. The characters are so well developed, the reader is pulled in and feels their journey every step of the way.
--submitted by Gwendolyn B.
I loved The Hunger Games. It was pretty gory, even for a book though. It was definitely a page-turner. I couldn’t put it down!
--submitted by Harriet O.
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