Book Review #5- Hunger Games (Book 1)

1/4 the way in to the 48hbc, just finished Hunger Games. 

Quickie Review:

Are there any vegans here? Nope, but locavores abound.

Where the ladies at? Katniss, duh. Smart, strong, skilled, resourceful uhhh…. yeah. Of course, there isn’t much else to mention on that front. Rue was smart and savvy, but could never have been victorious. And all the other girls were nameless goons or helpless fools. I doesn’t have to be that way, for the record. Katniss could have volunteered over her little brother, not her sister who was too sensitive to hunt. Any of the boys or men who helped her in District 12 out could have been girls. By establishing one dominant female (there can be only one!!!!) only. ever. it breeds contempt between women. And I know Katniss and Rue helped each other out in the arena and I was glad to see it, but let’s face it, it was brief (and Rue’s death was a plot device). 

Random Stuff- “It’s to the Capitol’s advantage to have us divided among ourselves!”

And Katniss thinking that she doesn’t know who she will be when she gets home if she’s not a poor girl from the Seam who breaks the law to go hunting. If she’s not that scavenger. 

It’s a difficult mentality to break. Poor people win the lottery or come into money in a hurry don’t even know what to do with it, and it usually runs out quick or doesn’t bring satisfaction. The pervasive idea is that money will cure everything, It’s rarely true. And I like the way it was described and that the awareness was conveyed well. 

And for your listening pleasure: 

Thanks for visiting!!

One thought on “Book Review #5- Hunger Games (Book 1)

  1. Hmm–it’s been awhile since I first read The Hunger Games… if you keep reading the trilogy, without spoilers… keep an eye on Prim and some of the other ladies…! But it is true that in book 1 Katniss is really the only active, rad lady.

    Have fun on the rest of your #48HBC!

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