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Today’s review is by 14 year old Pooja Balaji from Chennai.
Pooja is a 9th standard student at NSN Memorial Secondary School, Chennai. She says she is not a bookworm but loves reading books. Her grandpa narrated a lot of stories during her childhood. That is how she fell in love with reading.
Title- The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Books are my best friends. Due to the pandemic situation, I could not buy them, so I read ebooks. I love to travel around the world and every time I carry a book along with me.
I was really bored during the lockdown and didn’t know what to do. But then my friend called me and she told me that she read a lot of books during this lockdown. She recommended a book named The Hunger Games.
The minute I saw the book I fell in love with it. The cover of the book had a bird with an arrow. It was magnificent!
I was really so engrossed in the book that I forgot where I was and what was happening around.
The main character of the story is Katniss. She is a young girl who lived with her mother and sister Prim. She loved hunting with her friend Gale. She lost her dad in a mine blast.
This book is about the games played as a tradition by everyone in all the districts. This is not a simple game like the ones we play. It is a game where people kill each other and only one person can survive .He/She who survived is awarded. The arena keeps on changing every year.
I love Peeta, a boy who was in the arena. He was so selfless, brave and very smart. He wanted to save Katniss.
I don’t want to change the book because its perfect and action packed.
My take away from this books is that you should stand up for what you believe no matter what your circumstances are.
I would recommend this book to children above the age of 12.
I would surely rate this book 5 out of 5* because I found it really captivating and it was the most irresistible page turner. If you begin the book you won’t feel like putting it down.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest