Saturday, February 21, 2015
My favorite of the three books was the first "Hunger Games." With the way that most series are, usually the first is the best and most liked. The whole concept of a "gladiator" like fight to the death is such a foreign concept to anybody in our society that it was an attention grabbing topic. I really liked how Collins was describing this society as being such a broken up one separated into different districts and how this non democratic leader President Snow holds the Hunger Games every year as a remembrance of the rebellion. Most people reading this book probably thought that this was a fictional society since the games were such an outrageous topic but when you think about it she is describing America in the future. I also really like the relationship Collins builds between Katniss and Prim. Their relationship starts strong at the beginning of the book and continues that way all throughout the series. This relationship is really the main focus of the book because if Katniss didn't feel so strongly about her sister she may not have volunteered at the reaping ceremony and the whole book would have been different. Prim's relationship with Katniss is also a strong factor all throughout the book event though she isn't talked about all of the time, Katniss' love for her is such a driving force for her to win the games. Lastly, I really liked this book because of Katniss and Peeta's relationship. They start out so shaky and not wanting to have anything to do with each other (mainly Katniss' choice) but their relationship grows to benefit their chances to win the games and in the end they both win because of their love for each other.