Before Christmas I went to see the second film of the hunger games…it was amazing! I decided I couldn’t wait for the next film so I wanted to turn back into the book worm I used to be and read the book.

However, I couldn’t just read the third book. I’d heard the books were so great, that I wanted to read from the beginning. So I started with the first book :


My mum and dad bought me the books as part of my Christmas present, and as January was so busy with starting my new job, I didn’t have enough time to read until late January. Even then though, the main time I get to read is on the way to work, and when on the tube in the morning I always feel guilty having a book out, as it takes up more space. I did go through a short phase of preferring the bus, and this gave me more time (and less guilt) to sit and read. But I would occasionally read a little before bed if I had the time, as I didn’t really want to put the book down.


This is a photo of me before bed..please don’t judge! I know I don’t have make up on…it’s bad for your skin to go to sleep with it on.

Brief description of story (no spoilers!) :

Set in a dark vision of the near future – in a place called panem where there are 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year twelve boys and twelve girls are chosen (one boy and one girl from each district) and are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

My review:

I didn’t want to put this book down. It’s a shame sometimes life gets in the way of you finishing a book quickly, but that meant I could enjoy it for longer!

There’s so much in the book you just don’t learn watching the film. I feel like I know so much more about katniss’ life and why she did what she did or acted the ways she did. I also found out more about the districts and what had happened previously.

I learnt more about the people of the Capitol and their weird and wonderful fashions – I don’t think I’d ever want to tint my skin colour fuchsia!

This is such a fantastic story line, and is truly gripping! A must read!

I would write so much more, but I don’t want to give it away for people who haven’t read the book, and want to.

I’ve already started the second – verdict to come!