A trilogy in a weeks’s time, considering the amount of work I have to do simultaneous to it, speaks only of one thing —- the book must be really good. And I say yeah! I finished the last book of The Hunger Games trilogy a few hours back and I already miss them. Crazy!
Set in a highly dystopian future, with the country divided in several districts ruled by the Capitol – the Hunger Games was born. Each year, 2 teenagers are drawn from each district as Tributes to outwit, outplay and outlast one another until one Victor emerges. This is a reminder of the grim and gore that rebellion brought about in the Dark Days, most likely to happen should people decide to revolt again.
I guess the beauty of the book is its ability to balance so many sub-stories – the shady politics, the pitfalls of war, the strength of its characters and yeah, the romance. How can a book survive without that, right? 🙂 The stubbornness, indecisiveness of Katniss (the lead female character) makes her endearing. Like her, I was torned siding between Peeta (the baker boy who’s loved her forever) or Gale (the hunter friend who knew her too well). She eventually chose, and I think if I was in her shoes, I’d share that decision with her. Whatever that is 🙂
On a more serious note, the book tackles the cancers of the government, politics and all the cun and deceit. Everyone’s motivated by their own agendas, the only question is, would it benefit a fraction or a greater part of the whole? This is a good practice too, to test your trust. For someone who’s got so much faith in people, I was at a loss on who to rightfully trust. In the end, one thing rings true, no one really is a victor of war. It deprives you of a home. It nabs you of a loved one. It consumes you, in one way or the other. Should you overcome it, it scars you forever.
So if you have some time to spare, go grab the book. It’s a worthy read. Plus, you might wanna read it before it hits the cinemas this March.
Good night! 🙂