Senin, 12 Januari 2009

The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesKatniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

Customer Review: Such a Disappointment

I thought the first third of this book was very good. Collins did an excellent job creating a very likable and strong heroine in Katniss. However, the whole idea of kids killing kids was lost on me. Our children are inundated with so much violence and gore, that it would be nice to have seen this novel avoid the violence. Granted, Collins avoided the extreme graphic detail that one associates with adult novels, but I would not recommend this to any reader under the age of 14 or 15.

Customer Review: Great Book

This book was worth my money. I plan to re-read it, and I have loaned it out to several friends to read.
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