Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t say much here, except WOW! Read this book. It’s wonderful regardless of your preferred genre.

On the technical side: I love the fluid use of present tense and first person. I’ve read few books that do that as brilliantly. On the artistic side: The characters are beautifully created and brought to full-blooded, realistic life. The inner workings of Katniss are presented in such a way that anyone can see themselves as her, facing the unspeakable, staring down the challenges, defying those who deserve defeat.

Yowza! – I gotta kick some butt before I explode. If you don’t find yourself wishing you could run through the gray-clad crowd throwing your sledgehammer into big brother’s giant televised face, then you didn’t get the point.

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