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Readers Respond: What do you think of The Hunger Games, Book One in the Hunger Games series?

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From the article: The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games, the first book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins has proven immensely popular with teens (and adults), as has the second book in the series, Catching Fire. The third and final book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, is expected to be equally popular. Have you or your kids read The Hunger Games? Share your opinion of The Hunger Games. For what age range would you recommend it? Share your opinion.


i loved this book though it was not as good as miss peregrine's home for peculiar children
—Guest happy

Amazing!!!! I'm obsessed

I loved it so much!!!!!! Well okay, I'm gonna start at the beginning. When I first read it, I was 11 (2 years ago) and I thought it was okay. Then my 16 year old sister made me see the movie with her and I thought the movie was pretty good. I read Catching Fire (2nd book in the series) and Mockingjay (3rd book in the series) after that and then I saw the Catching Fire movie (which was amazing, I saw it 3 times). I reread the whole series and now I'm completely obsessssssed!!!!!! I'm currently writing a Katniss/Peeta fanfic... But, ya... So I loved it and I am seriously obsessed now, but that's fine... PS - I think the 1st book in the series (Hunger Games, duh) is an oldie but a goodie (it's the best)!
—Guest iloveonedirection


I thought the first book was great! It was definitely a page turner and i really enjoyed it. Personally, i like to read romances and dramas but even though this book was neither of those I still loved it! I will for sure read the next two books!
—Guest Natalie

Loved it

I loved it! It was the best book since Harry Potter. If I had to rate it from 1 to 10, 1 being the worst, 10 being the best, it would be 10.
—Guest Bob

Hunger Games

One of the best books. I really liked it; it's a page turner.
—Guest myranda

Nothing Like Twilight

The Hunger Games is a compelling story about 16 year-old Katniss Everdeen who is forced to fight in a pageant known as the Hunger Games. The plot line is basically how she fights to save herself, and is forced to discover what it really means to be brave. The book isn't as violent as most parents would tell you. Most likely they say that because they've never read it. But the plot goes beyond the deaths to describe how a young teen can learn to use her strengths to better her chances of survival. It's nothing like Twilight, and I don't understand how people can't see past the love triangle. It's rarely mentioned in the books at all. Twilight is about vampires and werewolves, and a girl whose logic is "He might not be able to control himself." then she follows him into the woods anyways. That is actually what parents should be worried about. Not a book teaching children that they need to protect those they love no matter what the costs, and that you have to learn to be independent.
—Guest Gia

hunger games

well where should i start i am a 12 year old and this book maybe for adults but i just could not put it down.it kept you on your toes that whole time, with all the twists and turns and disappointments.This book is just awesome and crazy in the same way it had you on the edge of the seat not knowing what is going to happen next. I think Suzanne Collins is a great author and has a lot of imagination and effort that she puts it her books. I personally think this book has a lot of action and it is intense.The Hunger Games is not an easy book to read or to understand but i understood it 100 percent.The characters were just so understandable because both of these two main characters are just trying to find a positive way to support their family in any way that they could, witch i think is really generous of both of them.
—Guest layla


I'm 12 and I read The Hunger Games last summer (2012) when I was 11. As soon as I read the first page, I was definitely hooked! I read the first book in 2 days, but couldn't get the next two books because we never had time to go to a bookstore or Walmart or a library, but one day, my dad took my sister and I to Walmart to buy extra school supplies. I begged him to get the rest of the books in the trilogy for me, and I started reading right away! I read in my spare time and brought the books with me everywhere! Then the movie came out, but I wasn't able to see it until my uncle rented it from Redbox...you can really say that The Hunger Games is like my LIFE! Haha, so yeah....
—Guest Nicocoa


I agree with guest Megan. To put children in a game to actually kill each other is a disturbing thought, let alone to use that thought as a plot for a fiction novel for anyone. Makes you wonder about the author's mental well-being.
—Guest sarah

Love it!

I love all three of the books, I read them in about week. It was very addicting and an interesting story and I just loved it. But the thing I hate is how everyone is saying its just another Twilight series, because it is most definitely not. i love all the Twilight books and movies and I don't care what anyone thinks because that is my opinion. The Hunger Games is an amazing book series and is going to be put into amazing movies. There are millions of people who love it out there and it isn't going to be ruined by a few people who have no appreciation for an interesting story.
—Guest larissa


The hunger Games had me wanting to put it down within reading the first pages. I mean come on, even if you read the summarys, or reviews you'd predict it to be what it was, and what is it with people and love triangles? Nobody wants a different version of Twilight, so get over it.
—Guest erica

Amazing and Interesting

i really love and like this book and it's full of vocabulary words and stuff and it has really helped me a lot. This story must be read especially by boys because if you educate a man u educate an individual but if u educate a woman u educate a whole nation. What men can do women can do better, like kattnis.
—Guest analeigh

Best Book Since Harry Potter

The Hunger Games is well written, contains violence and has some well developed unforgettable characters. It is one of the best books I have read since Harry Potter. I read the series 13 times and the first book is the best by far! It's a gripping story full of suspense and an amazing plot. I would highly recommend it for teens.
—Guest Smileygirl

love it!!!

its like the best book ever i luv it it may be disturbing but its the best book trilogy ever and i luv it!
—Guest guest guest

HG is awesome

I'm 12 years old; that's when I first learned about HG. The truth is, I first discovered the film, not the book. I watched the movie and I got curious about the book, so I searched on the Internet. When I read the review, I was hooked, so that's how it started. Now, I'm still 12, and I've got a copy of Mockingjay, which is amazing. I can't understand why at the age of 12 I got hooked with this trilogy. If I would be the one to be asked, the message of the novel is that when man becomes too hungry for power, it may lead to the lurid deaths of innocent juveniles. The Hunger Games is the best.
—Guest XYZEverdeenXMellark1216

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