Think about the things that you want from a book. An engaging story? Characters you can connect with? Good writing? A book that ticks all the boxes is a rare find and The Hunger Games does just that and more.
Suzanne Collins has found, in her protagonist Katniss Everdeen, a voice that transcends gender and leads us so confidently through a dystopian society that you can practically feel the oppression of the Capitol.
The first person perspective of Katniss is both engaging and fascinating before, during and after the bloodbath that is the Seventy Fourth annual Hunger Games. The range of colourful characters she meets are refreshing and her interactions with them are at times touching and occasionally amusing.
If you are looking for a book that will leave you hungry for more, look no further. I’ve been waiting for a book to grip me like this and my search is over.
Go forth and read it.
May the odds be ever in your favour…