Sunday, October 3, 2010

"The Hunger Games" series

I was talking to my friend and we both have this perverse desire to not read or like things that are intenselely popluar. That's why it took both of us so long to give in and read the Harry Potter novels and the Twilight series. Again with this, I've been putting it off a little. Then I borrowed the first one from another friend and finished it within 36 hours and had to get the 2nd one which I finished withing 24 hours. Basically I read all 3 over a 5 day period. Needless to say I got caught up :) Twist after unique twist, Collins kept me guessing as to what would happen next. I'm sure you are all familiar with the premise (to keep the 12 districts in line the Capitol has an annual Hunger Game where each district has a raffle to pick 2 children as tributes who then go to the capitol and all fight it out till only one is left alive and he/she is the winner). It's disturbing, and dark, and I'll admit it, downright fascinating. I loved the main character of Katniss - she's self-sacrificing, clever, but also a bit clueless. She becomes a major figure, but also is just a pawn.
This one of the most intricate and well written series I've read in a while. If you've been putting it off, go and get them right now. It's well worth your time!


CharlieJo said...

you see, sometimes it's ok to give in sometimes ;) glad you loved the series! one of my favorites...but what did you think of the last book?

RaCeNMoMmY said...

I'm just like you & always put off reading the new hype. I haven't given in yet to reading Harry Potter but it's mostly because its such a big series. I get lost so much in books that my poor family doesn't see much of me when I do. Anyway I just barely got done with the 1st Hunger Games book, like maybe an hour ago, lol! I read it in less than 3 days. Couldn't put it down. Now I've got to get the 2nd before I go crazy. I probably would be reading it now if I had it. Lol! But I loved it! Weird to say since it was disturbing. So much so that I dreamed of it & I woke up feeling uneasy. But it was so well written. I just couldn't believe how well she pulls you in and makes you nervous for the characters.