Book Review of The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1)

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1)
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For starters, what a great freaking book! I'll admit that I am very late in joining the "Hunger Games" bandwagon, mainly due to the completely erroneous assumption that I would not enjoy it simply because it was categorized as a "Young Adult" book. I'm really not sure why I felt this way (since I'm 30 and generally act like I'm 16) but after reading one too many good reviews and receiving an abundance of suggestions from my real life and cyber friends I decided to give it a chance.

By now you should be familiar with the storyline (this is the 25,601st review after all) so I'll spare you the monotony of reading through yet another synopsis. I've always been a big fan of dystopic fiction and was pleasantly surprised by how intriguing this book was. Maybe I'm a sick and twisted individual but I couldn't get enough of the fight to the death battles that ensued once the Hunger Games began. Hell, if I was a citizen of Panem I'd be glued to the TV throughout the entire duration of the games, even if the Capitol didn't mandate the population to watch it.

Filled with great characters, a twisted storyline, and a ruling government that makes the George Bush era seem like a walk in the park, I found myself devouring the pages. This is an incredibly quick read and is a great start to what promises to be a really solid trilogy. I'd be really surprised if we do not see this made into a movie in the near future. Hopefully Hollywood doesn't F it up.