Hello lovely bloggers!
How has your week been? I've finally managed to hand in all of my English coursework, which meant I was able to finish reading The Hunger Games. I seriously think it is the best book I have read in a very very long time which is saying something considering one of my subjects consists of reading ridiculous amounts of books!
First of all I'd like to tell you about my preconceptions of reading the novel because if you're a bit sceptical this may relate to you! When I very first heard about the Hunger Games about six months ago I completely discounted reading it, I've always been interested in 'girly' types of books and romance novels etc, I've never read Twilight or Harry Potter (Don't hate me!!) so when it came under the genre of action, and was in the childrens section of WH Smiths I assumed it would be too young. However, over the past few months I noticed that with the upcoming release of the movie, Taylor Swift being on the sound track and it's very own nail polish range for China Glaze, I thought that there may be more to the Hunger Games than meets the eye, I heard the constant hype about the book and genuinely became intrigued and wanted to read it. BEST DECISION EVER.
I found the plot fast moving, yet descriptive and informative. I don't want to give any spoilers because I 100% recommend that those of you who have not read the book go and check it out, even if like me you think and action/adventure book is not for you! This is the blurb:
"Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature."
The novel is set in a post apocolyptic World, and the country of Panem is where the United States used to be. The country is split into 12 districts of varying wealth and skill, all of these are ruled by the Capitol who have created the Hunger Games, a televised event in which 1 boy and 1 girl aged 12 -18 from each district must fight until only one is left alive. The protagonist - Katniss is from District 12 which is the poorest of the 12 districts volunteers to be the tribute after her younger sister Prim is selected. I won't discuss what happens after that as I don't want to ruin the book for any of you, but all I can say is that the story is amazing and very thought provoking!
Let me know what you think of The Hunger Games if you have read it, if you haven't would you like to? If you haven't heard Taylor Swifts song for the sound track here is Safe and Sound:
An outfit of the night should be up tommorow afternoon hopefully! :)