<i>The Hunger Games</i> by Suzanne Collins is on my Top 100 Favorites of All Time. I have loved each and every thing about this book. Katniss and Peeta, Rue, and even some of the other tributes that have been chosen throughout the different districts, which is good because they show up quite a bit throughout the expanse of the book even as they are terminated.
My top three are most definitely Katniss, Peeta, and Rue. Foxface was definitely one of the more interesting of the tributes, because of the way she handled Cato and Clove’s expanse of things. I’ve not yet determined which side I’m on “Team Peeta” or “Team Gale.” They are both fantastic guys and do wonders for Katniss throughout everything, though Gale hasn’t really had much of his time to shine because he and Katniss were separated when Katniss went as a volunteer in place of her younger sister.
This book is an emotional roller coaster that starts somewhat early on. If you are an emotional person, find a box of tissues to keep by your side because you are going to need it. Tears are a common reaction, as well as anger and shock at some of the things happening to these children as young as age twelve. Katniss is by far one of my favorite heroines, because she finds her strength in those around her, finds her will to survive through the sacrifice made by the others around her, and does well to honor their memories as best as she can. Katniss is a survivor, she will always be a survivor and she will hold on to the influence of each and every individual she comes across.
This book will suck you in, keep its claws in to you until the very end of the book and make you yearn for more of this thrilling universe that Suzanne Collins has created. You will fall in love with the characters that she has created, the connection between them, and you will find yourself rooting for Katniss to be with one boy or the other. Either way, things will keep you riveted until the final word.