Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Hunger Games Trilogy
I read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in twenty-four hours. Yes, twenty-four hours. No, I didn't get much sleep. I have to say I enjoyed all three books but The Hunger Games was my favorite. I happen to absolutely devour dystopia (books set in a seriously flawed world with characters trying to fix society). Ratings wise I'd say the Hunger Games trilogy deserves a rating of teen and above. Throughout the trilogy there is fighting to the death, descriptions of injuries, and outright murder. It wasn't as graphic as it could have been in my opinion but its not a bedtime story for your fourth grader. The books seem to point out how twisted and outlandish a society can become when it impinges on the basic human rights of its citizens. It was almost as if society wanted to prove that it can influence and warp the very basic goodness out anyone.