So I've finally decided to write another review of a book that I'm reading. I'm telling you! Read it. This is the amazing kind of book that you can't put down. It 100% deserves all the recognition it's gotten. It's been a while since I've enjoyed a book as much as this. (THERE ARE NO MAJOR SPOILERS). For those of you who don't know anything about the hunger games trilogy:
The hunger games are set in Panem, where north america once lay. Twelve districts surround a harsh Capitol. Every year the Capitol forces each district to send 2 tributes, between the ages of 12-18 to the hunger games - a free for all, fight to death on live TV. District 12 is the poorest district, and the laughing stock of Panem. There have only been 2 winners, ever in 74 years of the games. 16 year old Katniss hates everything about the capitol and the games. But when her 12 year old sister, Primrose is selected. Katniss volunteers as the female tribute without hesitation knowing her sister wouldn't last a day.
The Author of this book; Suzanne is a genius. The winner of the games is granted money, fame etc. but also feels immensely guilty about the people they've killed. There is constant tension. I started reading it in the late morning and read and read (I was on an 8 hour car drive) . I was so tired but really wanted to keep going. Once in got dark (It gets dark at 3-4pm in european winters) I stopped and then woke up at 2am the next day and finished it. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy. The characters, plot, everything about the story is really gripping.
Age recommend: I would say this is book is 12+ ish. The level of reading is not difficult at all. But it is sort of violent so if you/your child (parents reading this) are a scaredy cat like my sister (she's 11 and still scared of Voldemort). Anyone who likes Action packed, full of suspense novels will enjoy it. I 100% wouldn't recommend it for anyone under the age of 10.
Rating 9.9/10 (Cliffhanger at the end)
PS: I am glad I finally posted something new! I also read David Beckham's autobiography over the holidays and have to say it was a good read as well.