BOOK REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES
I've started reading again... not like I ever stopped reading. It's just that now I'm making a new attempt to read more than Facebook status updates, blogs, and teen mom biographies on the 16 and Pregnant website. I joined a book club at the beginning of this year and it's been good for me. I normally only read non-fiction books, so it's caused me to branch out with things I might normally disregard.
This month was my chance to choose the book and I picked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read this 350+ page book in 4 days. Now I can never use the excuse that I don't have time, because obviously I make time for silly things I find important. (As if you already didn't know that by the mere fact that I am still updating this blog.)
I loved The Hunger Games. It's post-apocalyptic (my absolute favorite genre), a love story, and people die. It was awesome. The story about these poor kids being forced to enter into a fight to the death isn't the most creative idea, but I forgive the author since her target audience is teenagers born long after The Running Man. Since the book is written for teenagers, it is extremely easy to read and get sucked into. The world of the future in this book is really creepy, yet familiar. I kept waiting for someone to scream something like, "Soylent Green is people!" or "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"
I'm sad I finished the book.*
*I ordered Catching Fire this morning.