Banned Book of the Day: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My cousin described this book to me as a story about kids in the future who are forced to kill each other....Therefore I refused to read it because why would I want to read about children killing each other....why....
The real book description:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Why is this book banned?
Well that's obvious... VIOLENCE....The book is about children killing each other for goodness sake.
However it is not that gruesome so I wouldn't have banned this book for that reason.

My Review:
After hearing the book was going to be made into a movie I had to read it. I  had to read it because I wanted to see the movie and why did I wan to see the movie:
He is adorable!
I started the book expecting to stop when the violence started and then go see Peeta in the movie. However I was unable to put the book down. 
The writing was amazing and played out in my head like a movie!
The beginning where the author sets up Katniss's world which is so dark and dank captivated me. And then she gradually builds up to the hunger games violence with layers of great characters, past histories, and a Katniss's need to survive while staying true to doing the right thing. 
Honestly Twilight has nothing on the Katniss, Peeta, and Gale trio in this book!
I finished this book quickly and then moved on to books two and three. 
I love them all!
I love the movies too. They do a great job capturing the stories essence without deviating from the plot or characters. 

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