Synopsis: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
My thoughts: I thought I'd do this one in parts:
1. Katniss...now here is a girl to feel bad for. Not only for her name...LOL, but for her family's misfortune. Her dad dies, mom goes into shock and then her sister get picked for the stupid Hunger Games.
The only thing Kat can think to do, which was a great decision, she took her sisters place in a game that would have surely killed her.
Kat's a fighter no doubt about that, she's already disobeyed rules by hunting with GAle, her bff, in the woods. So this game will be a piece of cake...lol or so I hope.
Beside her bravery is a wonderful talent to have.
2. Wow...this game is fierce and to survive Kat does things that are unthinkable...like cutting a jackets nest down on top of the CAreers, who are an enemy to her in the game, killing some and injuring others and herself in the process, But Peeta saves her...yay!
Kat makes friends with the youngest player, Rue, whose 12. And together they make a plan to get the others by destroying their supplies. Kat gets injured in the process and Rue ends up being killed. But Kat gets her revenge by killing the boy who killed Rue, Cato.
RULE CHANGE: if 2 from your group are alive both can win.
3. Kat finds Peeta almost dead and helps save him by fighting for the cure to his blood poisoning. After days of kissing and hiding out they finally decide to take a stand and fight it out....which was great because I think the game would have gone on forever....ugh. They end up sticking together and winning. Even after the game-makers say they are changing the rules back and the duo make a plan to end their lives together in order to show the game-makers they can't change the rules with out some kind of bad luck....
Peeta is really in love with Kat, but can Kat love him??????
I really want her to be with Gale....you know kid friends who one day see the light and think the other is amazing and they end up together......Sorry Peeta my votes for Gale.
My rating: 5 stars