The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins which was published in 2008 and has won several awards and titles like New York Times Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller, USA today Bestseller and has been listed in the top ten best books for young adults selection. The Hunger Games is a trilogy of famous books amongst which this is the first one.

The idea of this book is based on the reality shows on television and the unstable war like conditions in different parts of the world. The writer Suzanne Collins said that she was watching television when she got inspired with the thought of writing something for the young adults as this is all what’s happening around them and in the television shows that they watch.

The story of Hunger Games is very sensibly carved and the plot is very interestingly built up by making the characters look close to reality. The twists and turns in the story make the reader involved in the tale and the book is able to catch continuous attention of the reader and makes the experience enjoyable.

The Hunger Games is a novel based on the story of a young girl named Katniss who lives in a country where the power is centralized and the government has a strong hold over the people and there decisions. The circumstances are such that Katniss is forced to go for a television show in order to save her sister, family and loved ones. The television event is a strange game called “The Hunger Games” in which young girl or a boy is chosen from all districts and they are to fight till only one survives. This game of death is very intelligently portrayed in the book and critics have loved the idea behind the main plot.

The important characters of the novel are Katniss Everdeen who is the little girl who is the contestant of The Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark another contestant and a secret admirer of Katniss. They both are in the game and one is to survive. Who will win? Who will survive? Who will lose his or her life? Will there be changes in the rules of the game? Will their love guide them to the finish line? All these questions will be answered in the entertaining and dramatic novel The Hunger Games. The other two books in the trilogy are Catching Fire (Published in 2009) and Mockingjay (published in 2010).

The Hunger Games audio book was released in 2008 which is narrated by Carolyn McCormick. The duration of the Audio book is about 11 hours. Not just this but a movie was also made which was adapted from the novel and was produces by Nina Jacobson’s company.

The novel has sold thousands of copies and has been translated into more than 20 different languages. If you are attracted to historical Roman myths, aggression, action, thrill and adventure than this book is surely your type. The Hunger Games has a modern touch as nowadays the popularity of such action and thrill based reality shows are on the top of the television ratings. People take pleasure in the helplessness of the contestants and enjoy the dangerous events.