Wow. That’s all I could think when I finished The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. It’s brilliant. She mixed love, pain, loss, survival, shock, bravery, and pure terror into a captivating concoction. I couldn’t put it down.
When Primrose’s name was drawn, I was utterly shocked. All I could think was “NOT HER!” I actually said it out loud (thank god I was at home, alone!). Then the amazing Katniss Everdeen took her place. Collins really worked hard to show the fear and emotion that occurred when Katniss took Prim’s place.
Another memorable time was the beginning of the Games. Katniss hurried to get supplies, and got out of there before anybody hustled along fast enough to take her down. Collins did a great job showing how Katniss’s speed and smarts saved her from certain death. She really painted a picture with her words.
There was a time, halfway through the Games, when I was shocked beyond belief: Rue’s death. As soon as I read that, I was speechless. I burst out crying and had to put the book down for a minute, so that I wouldn’t stain the pages with my salty tears. Again, Collins really made me picture the scene and feel the emotion; such a tragic moment in the history of tragedies occurring in books.
My final, memorable moment was the Cornucopia scene. I could really see the crazed mutants, fighting for a chance to rip a tributes throat out. When Cato was attacked and mutilated, wow, that was so graphic in my head. I could hear his moans of pain and see his mangled corpse. Again, Collins definitely succeeded in blowing the readers’ minds.
My final rating for this book would have to be 100/100. It’s totally enthralling and so very hard to put down. Congratulations, Suzanne Collins, you are officially the most talented author in my book.
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