Selasa, 22 Mei 2012

The Hunger Game

I think the story of this book is very original. Perhaps there are many concept of 'last-man-standing' games, but this book gives us the point of view of a teenage girl that has to face a choice of kill or to be killed in a game full of cameras, live for a cruel festival for people of Capitol and Panem. In the middle of her own fear of just being in the game, another contestant from the same District revealed his undenying love to her. What should she do to him when the rules only allows one person to live? What will she choose, love or life?

The story starts with a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lived in District 12 of Panem hunted some animals with her bestfriend Gale in the wood just outside the district. Unfortunately, they had to come back for the day of the Reaping (it is the day when the Capitol choose 2 teenagers from each district to become tributes). Katniss nightmare came when the name appeared for the tribute was her litle sister's, Primrose.  In a haste decision to protect her sister, Katniss volunteered as a tribute, which is the first time happened in district 12 and earned respect from the people. Together with Peeta Mellark, the other tribute, they were sent to Capitol to train with their mentor Haymitch, before they had to battle each other to death among other tributes from other district.

I can't wait to read the next book ^_^

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