I started reading this book a few years back – when it first came out – and I never got past the second chapter. This is because when I read that they were going to kill each other I really did not want to read this book. But a few weeks ago I was at my local library and I remembered my teachers raving about the book and how good it was. I decided to pick it up and try again. I read this book in just over a day. It was amazing. Yes this book was kind of sad but it had a really good story line. My favorite part of the book was the outfits which were worn to the different events. I actually felt like I could see them because they were described so well.
This story was about how the government would put 24 children (2 from each District – a boy and a girl) into this very large arena where the environment is harsh and unpredictable. The temperature and the weather is controlled by the government (as they have the technology) so as the game progresses and the children die off (and are killed off) and the competition gets more fierce. As children die, the government makes the environment more harsh to make the games for enjoyable for all of the Districts (all of the Districts are made to watch the games.)
During the book the children have to fight it out and compete fiercely and kill. Many people go down on the first day but over time the deaths become less frequent and the fittest are surviving. Also as the book progresses how the people die becomes more violent because the survives have to kill the other survivors so it has to be more deadly.
This book was quite violent as it was a competition to survive but otherwise it was really good. I was not going to read the book but once I started, I just could not put it down. I loved how things were described. The author of this book used a few words as possible to describe something and those few words were all that was needed. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the second.
I know that a lot of people have read this book and the other ones in this series. If you have what did you think of this book and the others? What are your opinions?
Let me know but otherwise enjoy this book.