Captain Tuttle’s #CBR4 Review #40 – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This is something of a tough one to review, since everyone’s read this book and/or seen this movie. You know the story, so there’s not much I can say about that. Blah, blah, dystopian not-too-distant future; blah, blah, plucky survivalist, yet of course also beautiful heroine; blah, blah, really awful way of keeping the populace in line.
We all know about the sorting, we all know about Katniss taking her sister’s place (people seem to think it’s a noble sacrifice, but I don’t know one big sister that wouldn’t do the exact same for her little sis). We all know Peeta adores her, he threw burnt bread to her when they were kids, and they end up having to play up that angle during the games so that people will root for them.
I held off reading these books for as long as I could, but when the movie was coming out I felt like I should. Then I didn’t want to like them, but I did. Are they the best written books? No. Does that matter? Not in the slightest.
One caution – do not read any of these books at bedtime, especially if you’re the type who gets completely submerged in stories. You’ll lose more sleep than you care to.