Saturday, November 6, 2010

Student Saturday: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Publisher:  Scholastic
Pages:  384
Genre:  Young Adult, Dystopian

Today's reviewer is my student Jack and this is his review as he wrote it.

I think this is a great book and I was hooked since the first chapter.  I see this love around on TV all the time and I usually hate it.  But, this book makes it really good and doesn't go overboard.  In the book twelve year old Prim is chosen to fight in the Hunger Games, a twenty four person hunt to the death on live TV.  Katniss, her seventeen year old sister volunteers to take her place.  Peeta, someone Katniss knew from childhood is chosen also.  The Hunger Games were designed to keep the twelve districts in line by sacrificing two of their children each year.  Before entering the arena, Peeta announces his love for Katniss on TV.

I think this is a great book and has an ever changing plot that is really good.  This book is definitely dark so think before reading it.  You'll want the sequel, Catching Fire,  but think before reading it because you'll really want the final book Mockingjay and it is REALLY dark.


  1. Nice summary of the plot for such a brilliantly packed book.

  2. I have some great students this year. Half of them not only love to read but really get into the books. Thanks for your kind words. I will pass them on.