Before I Blogged I Read: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I started this blog a little over a year ago, so obviously there are TONS of books that I read before this blog was created. This feature, which was made by the awesome Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner, showcases books that we've read a long time ago. Now, this won't be like a normal review. Instead I will just be sharing some notes I had while reading it originally.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Book title/ Author: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Publisher/ Year: January 10th 2009 Scholastic
Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Pages: 454
Source/ Format: Paperback  Gifted

Rating: I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads
Date I read it: March 2012


1. Strong female lead. Katniss was a game-changer in how female leads were thought of. She became the poster girl for YA and made everyone aware of how important YA                                                               literature really is.

2. Opened me up to a whole new world. I believe this was the first dystopian novel I ever read, or at least according to Goodreads it was. It introduced me to the hugely popular genre of YA Dystopia, and I am SO SO thankful. All of the books I have read from this genre have sucked me into their worlds, including The Hunger Games.

3. Like nothing I'd ever read before. As I said in no 2, it was the first dystopian novel I'd read, so obviously the general premise would be new to me, but this was on another level. The idea is so unique, which is probably why it was such a huge phenomenon.

4. Made me cry. Now I think I've mentioned it before, but if not, here it is: I am a VERY emotional person. The John Lewis Christmas TV advert never fails to make me cry. That being said, I still think it is an achievement when a book makes me cry.

Have you read this book? Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below!



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