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A surprisingly great read
Reviewed in Australia on 6 February 2019
I'm no fan of Young Adult (YA) fiction and not particularly fond of 'best sellers' so The Hunger Games (THG) was going to have to work awfully hard right from the outset to hook me. How surprised was I then when it did exactly that? Unlike typical YA fiction, THG was well-written, grown up and tackled some heavy themes. Even better were the believable and likable protagonists (complete with tough girl heroine and sensitive hero), and the fact author Suzanne Collins didn't shy away from blood and gore (albeit slight sanitized).
I can highly recommend THG to fans of action - whether you're YA orientated or not.