The Hunger Games is a novel written by Suzanne Collins. Suzanne Collins is a american television writer and novelist, she's best known as the author of The New York Times best selling creations, such as : The Underland Chronicles, and even The Hunger Games trilogy. We're going to talk about The Hunger Games now.
The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in a unspecified future time, in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, which is located in North America. The country consists of a wealthy Capitol city, located in the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by twelve poorer districts ruled by the Capitol.
Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. Basically it's a Death Match on live TV. Katniss Everdeen takes her sisters place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.
Katniss Everdeen, The main character in the Hunger Games. She's 16 years old in the first Hunger Games book, she is 5'7". Her occupation is the Mockingjay of the Rebellion, and she was the female tribute of the 74th & 75th Hunger Games. Her home is just District 12. She is also portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the films.
One of the biggest themes in the Hunger Games is survival, and retaining your humanity and also keeping your dignity as you attempt to survive the games obviously, but surviving their daily lives in the district they reside in. Another great theme is Sacrifice, The Hunger Games are just full of sacrifices. Like when Katniss makes a huge personal sacrifice when she takes her sisters place in the Hunger Games. She and Peeta sacrifice themselves for each other.
The main conflict in The Hunger Games is just plainly Man vs. Society. Katniss is picked to fight in the Hunger Games, wants to survive not because it is expected of her society, but because she values her own life and wants to live and protect her family and friends.
"My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping." this quote is said by Katniss and is found on pg. 3 in the first book, this quote explains that Prim had bad dreams about "The day of reaping" or the day that the hunger games starts. this shows that people fear the hunger games cause they want to stay alive, and the hunger games are events that can/will usually have people killed.
"But there is always food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. I was eleven then. Five years later, I still wake up screaming for him to run." This quote is also said by Katniss and can be found on page 5 also in the first book, this quote explains that the brutal memories of Katniss's father death still haunts her to this day and even five years after it happened she wakes up still screaming: RUN!!! DADDY!!! This shows yet again the level of fear the people gain from The Hunger Games
1 Canvas: I stretched my fingers out, looking for Prims warmth only to find the rough canvas cover the mattress wears.
2 Cocoon: As my little sister Prim curled up inside are mothers body it looked as if she cocooned herself like an insect would.
3 insist: Prim insisted that he be named buttercup and so he was.
4 scrawny: The poor kitten was so scrawny that it looked like their was no kope for the poor thing.
5 entrails: Most of the time when i am cleaning a fresh kill i feed buttercup the entrails left over.
I would give this 3 stars out of 5 i quite like it, its good but the plot was a little hard to follow in my opinion and they setting was just a little to unorthadox for my liking, but, besides that i recommend reading this book for anybody who likes action, detailed story, good characterization for the characters in this book. But i would not recommend this book for people who have trouble keeping up with the fast paced action of The Hunger Games. But overall i would give this book (in my opinion) 3 out of 5 stars
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