The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
ALTHOUGH the book was originally aimed at young adult readers, parents and children alike are raving about the book which is now a major movie. Before the release of the film ‘The Hunger Games’ attracted a cult following which sent the book to the top of the best sellers list.
The novel follows main character Katniss - as the ‘girl on fire’ soon becomes a popular contender in the hunger games - a televised contest in which two contenders from each ‘district’ must barbarically fight for their lives.
The prize is life - only one will survive. Although she originally comes from one of the low class, extremely poor ‘districts’ it’s safe to say she isn’t an underdog for long.
Katniss survives a dangerous and life threatening set of events as Suzanne Collins comments on the extreme lengths people will take in order to survive.
A gripping read - with a dash of romance - which transports the reader right into the centre of the hunger games arena.