Friday, August 25, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I read Hunger Games, finally. Started great. But the actual contest was fairly contrived, and the fake romance tension missed the mark for me.

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Still, I continued on to read Book 2. Which just goes to show that a great concept can pull your story along. So long as you don't totally flub it.

And when I say "totally", I mean, she was pretty close.

Nothing worse than when a character acts inconsistently. Not to say we act consistent in real life, 100% of the time. But there needs to be a good reason for that inconsistency, and it needs to make sense.

All I have to say is...Poison Berries. Double Suicide. My thoughts? Katniss was nuts, it was a cop-out moment for the author, no way the Gamemakers would have stepped in. They want drama. How does it get any better than that?

3 arrows for hitting all the points, even if they were forced at times, and for a strong concept.

September 2009 | Scholastic Press

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