Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Hunger Games




The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)  


Scholastic Press 
 
 
 




43 comments:

  1. I agree! I'd give Hunger Games 4.5 also. I really liked the second one, and would score it 4.5 out of 5 as well. The third kind of drooped in comparison - and after the climax (which was ... meh...) took forever to wrap up.

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    1. Pretty much, yea. That is how I felt. Really liked the first 2, then the third book was just so-so.

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  2. Great review!
    I finished this book not long ago and also reviewd it on my blog. I also think that the romance is very well portrayed and doesn't overpower the rest of the story, which is great :)

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

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    1. The romance in this one is perfect. Played just enough without letting it be the focus!

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  3. I really liked this review for Hunger Games, I felt that you pointed everything out very clearly and said a lot of things I was feeling while reading it, but couldn't clearly put into words! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you. So very glad you liked it. :)

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  4. Hunger Games is one of my favorite dystopian book ever! And I love your review.
    Can't wait for Catching Fire the movie :)

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    1. Thanks! I look forward to it too this winter :)

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  5. I would love to read the Hunger Games but I am hesitant for some reason lol. I guess it doesn't hurt to give it a try :)

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    1. I avoided it for a long time but let me tell ya, this book sucks the reader right into this world.

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  6. I really loved this book, its utopian world with all its strangeness and even Katniss. I've read the first two books, but I'm waiting for the third until the movie comes out. What do you think of the movies?

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    1. I enjoyed the first movie. Even bought a copy of it. I didn't get a chance to see Catching Fire in the theaters so I have to wait until it comes out on dvd. Debating on just buying it or renting first. Many have said it is better than the first. Any opinions?

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  7. I loved this book so much and I'm glad that you liked it! Stay awesome!

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  8. I really loved this book and at the time that I read I thought that it was the best book ever, but now after I have read so many other dystopians, I don't really love this as much as I use to. I'm not a huge fan of Suzanne Collin's writing, but would still give this book four stars.

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    1. I think I agree. Now that I have read a few others. But since she ways my gateway she gets the extra credit there!

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  9. The book was really good. I liked it better than the movie

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    1. I agree. I enjoyed the movie but the books was quite a bit better.

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  10. Great review! This part certainly made me laugh and I completely agree with it haha :

    " While she is survival smart, she is not people smart. She can't socialize and cannot read people worth a darn. While it is annoying at times, it is also endearing and has created a unique character."

    Hope you enjoy reading Catching Fire and Mockingjay as well :)

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    1. I did. Catching Fire was great although Mockingjay could have been better. Reviews to come!

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  11. Good Review. I really enjoyed reading the hunger games trilogy. The Hunger Games I first picked up when it first came out but only read first couple chapters borrowing from a friend. Had to stop because our study hall ended...I really enjoyed and was intrigued...I found a couple years later and loved it since.

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    1. The Hunger Games is what helped me get back into YA novels (that and Vampire Academy). Glad you like this series!

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  12. Great review! :D I loved this book very much and as of now still the best of the Dystopian books I read :)

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  13. Loved this book! still gotta read Mockingjay

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  14. I saw both movies(and even an amusing parody, The Starving Games) but I haven't read the books yet. I liked The Hunger Games better than Catching Fire.

    I agree that neither the title nor the cover is very compelling.

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    1. I never did see the parody yet. The books are very worth reading, regardless of bad covering.

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  15. Great review! I really liked the whole trilogy! :)

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    1. Me too. Although Mockingjay could have been better.

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  16. I had never really read a dystopian book until The Hunger Games and I really loved it and now dystopian is one of my favorite YA genres!! :)

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  17. I agree with you on how you view Katniss. She is super smart about survival, but she can't for the heck of it connect with people. That's what's Peeta's here for if you ask me. I loved reading the Hunger Games and Catching Fire too, whereas Mockingjay was a good book, but it got too depressing and dreadful.
    One thing the first movie lacked in my opinion was the portrayal of the mutts. I actually got chills and goosebumps all over my body when I read the last pages in the book. And in the movies the mutts are portrayed like some mutated bulldogs? Well something like that.

    Kat @ Reading Owls

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    1. Yea the movie messed up on those. It was the creepiest part of the whole book and the movie just bowled over it.

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  18. Great review. I remember when I read this and nobody heard of it yet. I knew it would be popular. ;)

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    1. I am glad I finally gave this a chance! Huge turning point in my reading!

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  19. I really love this book because I read this first before watching the movie AND THE BOOK IS SO MUCH GREATER THAN THE MOVIE. Like I could remember all the scenes that was in the book but didn't make the movie. :(
    Great review though! xx

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    1. I agree. The movie was good but the book so much better.

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  20. great review, i loved the first book, when i read the second one i didn't like it that much, and then when i read the last one i was confused and sometimes bored, so my favorite one was the first :)

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    1. That is how I am. The first was great, second was fairly good and the last was meh.

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  21. It's been a while since I read this series, but I remember thinking that it was geared toward young adults, and was a quick read. I know that I liked the books, and thought that they would make an awesome movie. I agree that they were better in the beginning of the series. :)

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