Hunger Games Review

Holy crap, these are good books! I can always tell when a book is truly great when I finish it and pick up my own writing. These books have left me with a big problem, however. What to read next? The Hunger Games are going to be a tough act to follow and I’d love to continue feeling inspired and the urge to write. I’m going to warn you that if you pick these up, you won’t be able to stop. The action starts from the first page and carries all the way through to the last. I enjoyed them so much, that I downloaded the audio books from Audible.com to listen to with The Sweetness, even though I JUST finished reading them. I’ll absolutely listen to them again before the DVD of the first movie arrives. I’ve been reading online that the movie just doesn’t do the book justice (what a shocker!).

The Hunger Games are supposedly Teen Lit, but I think there is great value in them and they are much deeper than you’d think. While I enjoyed reading the Twilight books, they were just a fun romp in a fantasy world. These books pull you into that world, pull you into the characters and it will haunt you long after you finish reading. The commentary on social issues, the media, politics, war and injustice are especially relevant to our current climate. If you are looking to have your kids read it, it’s pretty clean as far as swearing (I didn’t see one curse) and sex (only kissing), but there is a LOT of death and violence. I just can’t say enough good things about this book. I can’t wait to share it with The Sweetness and see what they’ve done with the movies.

Now, does anyone have any suggestions on my next read? Has anyone read the Underland Chronicles by the same author?

~ by accordingtoleanne on September 21, 2012.

2 Responses to “Hunger Games Review”

  1. If you are looking for something to read next try Divergent by Veronica Roth. Books 1 and 2 are out and 3 is set to come out next year. They have the same sort of feeling as the Hunger Games. I actually like them better than THG so far.

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