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Friday, October 18, 2013

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: On The Cover

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So finally I start reading THE The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'm not sure if a 30-something is expected to be reading this and I'm not sure if a 30-something is expected to be enjoying this, but if you're wondering, I'm ABSOLUTELY loving this book!

And this brings me to wonder about the kind of games that are played in the publishing industry world over. I mean, how much did you hear about the series The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer? Loads and loads and a huge overdose, right? At least I did......And what a disappointment it actually turned out to be...Though I did like the first book, I found the quality dwindling from the second and by the time I reached the last book in the series, I had already lost all interest. And I don't even want to talk about the movie adaptations - so pathetic, huh!

And now to this series - The Hunger Games. How much did I hear about this? Hardly anything. And how much did it impress me? Loads......!!!! And given the fact that the book is so smartly written, and the best part is that there are so many layers to it, to figure out depending at what age you read it.

Am impressed...So much so that I already ordered the 2nd and 3rd book online before I finished the 1st...I want the rest badly!

You're obviously getting the idea here, so without further ado, here's the cover jacket for you, to read the summary for yourself (if you're not aware what the book is about) and see if you want to read it (I kind of think you will go for it too).


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games - a fight to the death on live TV.

 Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.

 Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of The New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

 SUZANNE COLLINS is the author of the bestselling Underground Chronicles, which started with Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games, she continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

'The Hunger Games is amazing' - Stephenie Meyer

'Terrifying and exhilarating' - Sunday Telegraph

- Debolina Raja Gupta