The massive hype, everyone raving about it, the film coming out soon? It all sounded far too good to be true.
Well, I was wrong. It's not total crap. In fact, I read the book in about 23 hours, it was so riveting.
To summarise, it's an adventure book starring a vaguely romantically involved teenage boy and girl, trying to escape a brutal and oppressive system. Oh and it's all happening in future America where there are 13 'districts' each monitored by the 'Capitol', and there's a lot of alluding to the destruction of Disctrict 13 which seems to have a lot of characters scared... but they never really follow that little plotline up, which sort of annoyed me.
But unlike Phillip Pullman's 'The Golden Compass', it surpassed my insultingly low expectations, and left me pleasantly surprised. It's no classic, but it's certainly a fun, entertaining, dramatic read- and I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series soon!
Star rating: 3.9 / 5
I lent the book to a friend before I had a chance to take a photo of me with it, so I created this little beauty with photoshop! We like??
Comment what you thought of the book if you've read it, or if not, what was the last thing you read?
The last thing I read- before The Hunger Games- was probably Charlie Brooker's 'The Hell Of It All'. It's a collection of his articles, and I love reading them because they're hilarious, and the writing is just brilliant!