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Suzanne Collins knows how to capture an audience. From the first sentence, I'm immersed in Katniss' world. How bleak and sparse her world is, but how's she's made it her home. How strong and secure she is, and how well she gets by, provides for her family and friends. Being strong, being a beaken. The book is written in the "I" form. Katniss narrates her own story. Answers any questions about her character that you might have, herself. Also, the story is set in the present. This gives the story a edge, unexpectancy, real time feeling. A tension, living the book, that you could never get otherwise.
The story: 12 to 16 year old kids are made to pay for a rebellion that took place 74 years ago. They have to fight each other to the death in an arena, last man standing wins. A very popular, televised and horrifying annual event. Katniss takes her sisters' place when her name comes out of the bowl. And then the story unfolds.
Be immersed in the sounds, smellls and feel of the book. Feel her pain, revel in her triumphs, live her battles and refrain from giving her tips. I won't spoil the story for you, it's too good! Find out!
This is one of the books I keep rereading. It never stops enthralling me. Mesmerising me. I've read them dozens of times, and watched the films after. Books & films are an entirely different medium, but the books are addictive, they have so many intertwining storylines, that give you a far greater understanding of all the characters, their motives, their fears and hopes... Just watching the movies just doesn't cut it. Go on, buy it, you know you want to! :)