I know I have not posted a book review in a few weeks, but I have been reading the Hunger Games trilogy and thought this would be a good one to discuss. I know a lot of you have already read these, but I am sure some of you haven't yet. Maybe some of you can't even bare the thought of this kind of future so it's best to just not read it and it will go away...maybe, maybe not.
When I first began to read the Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, and now of course, a major motion picture, it seemed to drag a bit, but once I saw her reasoning and setting, I realized her motive. Then, I got into the novel. It grabbed me and I now cannot escape.
Yes, the thought is terrifying, and by no means, you want to pray this never happens, but there is a possibility. We have (the human race) always circled back around and re-did our past. We don't learn from our mistakes. And, maybe that's why certain people do not want to read these books, the thought scares them. Just remember, these are fiction books, and possibly a wake up call, if you want to look at it that way.
I absolutely love them, and can't wait to get back to reading them. I read out loud to my husband every night, so when we decide to stop and go to sleep, I have to wait until the next night to find out what happens, and it's killing me!
We are almost done with the second book, and I received a Nook for Mother's Day, so my daughter downloaded the third book for me on it. We are set for tomorrow night.
Although the story is gripping and literally grabs you by the throat, there is one thing that I found I would have changed if I were the writer, I would have added more detail in certain places. I realize that young people have no attention span now a days and want to read a fast paced book, but I believe that more detail would have added to the richness of the writing. Other than that, the books receive an 'A' from me!
Adding more detail is one of the reasons I probably will re-think whether or not to list my book under the YA category. I have a lot of detail and wanted to slow down the first part of my book, so that you can really experience what my main character is going through. I hope that's a good thing for those of you that like to sink into a book. To actually feel what she is, and to want to turn the page. That is my goal anyway.
You should really give the Hunger Games trilogy a try. I think you will find that they are hard to put down. Yes, the thought is horrific, but you will find yourself cheering Katniss on, and praying for her survival.