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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hunger Games - Definitely worth reading!, August 20, 2008
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This review is from: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1) (Hardcover)
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It took me a while to get to this book because I never saw it out of my two daughters' hands. They devoured it! Once I read it, I understood. This is the second book I have reviewed this month that had a powerful female protagonist (other being 'Graceling').

I found the book to be well written with a fantastic pacing. Their is violence in there, but not so over the top as to be distracting. Intimate scenes are sparingly written so as not to be too embarassing (something I greatly appreciated as a dad!!) The rage against the system theme is prevalent enough to notice, but not as overbearing as say.... Ayn Rand or Terry Pratchett.

All in all, I highly recommend this book for kids from 12 up. The ending leads me to believe that this will be a series. I imagine I will be pre-ordering as soon as it's available. Congratulation Ms. Collins!!

All the best,

Jay
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Initial post: Apr 24, 2011 8:10:29 AM PDT
Mike Isguder says:
Not as prevalent rage against the system like Pratchett? Are you being sarcastic? I'm surprised the Hunger Games didn't start with a lame quote from a Rage Against the Machine song.

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 6:10:55 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 25, 2011 9:19:57 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 10:44:14 AM PDT
Jay says:
yeah... that was a bit toungue in cheek :)

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 9:31:19 AM PST
Rex Mundi says:
Vine review is never helpful.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 11:26:46 AM PST
The Hunger Games for Kindle!

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 10:12:45 AM PST
good review....I want to start reading these much talked about books

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 4:46:44 PM PST
The rage against the system theme is prevalent enough to notice, but not as overbearing as say.... Terry Pratchett.

I've read 25 pratchett novels so far, what are you referring to here?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:32:46 PM PDT
Mary Morgan says:
I find it very disturbing that an American reader can't see the difference between Ayn Rand and Terry Pratchett.
It's not as though Rand can write, or has a humane bone in her body! It certainly doesn't lead me to think any book he or she recommends will be worth reading.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 7:27:45 PM PDT
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