50 Book Challenge: Book #9
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Mildly entertaining. Not as cool as Battle Royale, but it has its merits. My one qualm is that the characters are rather thinly imagined. Katniss Everdeen is so thoroughly committed to being the kickass heroine that she sounds almost robotic at times. People as nice as Peeta Mellark do not exist. Also,he gets a little too Edward Cullen for my taste sometimes. Gale is brooding and rebellious, though fiercely loyal to his family, which whoopdefuckingdo is not much of a character. And Prim, who’s the entire reason why Katniss goes into the arena, never becomes anything more than a symbol of purity. I did like the book, though. It might sound like I didn’t, but I actually did. Dystopian fiction always appeals to me. I would recommend it to people who aren’t as anal-retentive about character development as I am.
Books left: 41
Due Date: September 1, 2012