Book Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Summary: This is going to be brief, as the movie has been out for some time now and the second is about to show. I read the books after watching the movie. The movie followed the storyline fairly well. As one of my friends summarized, “It’s a Lord of the Flies story of kids killing each other.” Uhh, not quite that simple. There are 13 districts, the 13th one believed to be destroyed – because it was the cause of a revolution against the Capital. Each year, a boy and a girl are chosen from each of the districts to participate in the Hunger Games – where there is only one survivor – and yes, they have to kill each other. Mixed in is a love triangle, politics and being a pawn no matter which side you are on.
Thoughts: It’s different. It’s a little on the blood-eww side, but the movie didn’t go overboard with the gore. The ending of the trilogy that people didn’t like didn’t bother me so much… but I found the books… depressing. So much violence and anger and politics. Worse, it’s something our world could turn in to or have we already….