The Hunger Games #1 Dødsspillet
Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published in English: 2008
Dansk titel: Dødsspillet
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: September 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
I remember thinking that The Hunger Games would never ever be as good as twilight. Boy was I wrong! It surpassed it by miles. The movie is good but the book is phenomenal. It’s flawless in both storytelling and plot. It’s written in first person and we really get to know Katniss on a different level. Where the movie sometimes felt rushed, we get all the small details of what truly happens.
It was difficult to stop reading once the game started, even though I knew what was going to happen it was still exciting to read. The author just got a huge fan!
The characters are sublime; the heroine is sharp and intelligent and she’s lovely. The other main character is really sweet and sensitive and deserves everything good.
The setting of the story is amazing. It’s nice to read a book with a fantastic and mysterious world. If you haven’t read it nor watched the movies, I’d recommend reading it first. You won’t be disappointed for sure.
It’s for young adult as well as grownups. If you like, a good story with a nice twist here and there, this is going to be your new favorite book. It’s sci-fi on a different level. I’m going to hurry off and read the next in line.
As a new thing I’m going to start recommending books similar to the one, I’m reviewing, for instance if you liked Game of Thrones you’re going to like Outlander.