THE HUNGER GAMES: By Suzanne Collins

Most people read the Hunger Games for the fun. However for me, the first thing I noticed on reading it, was the overwhelming love, Heroine Katniss Everdeen has for her sister. To die for someone is an aspiration most of us crave but can never fully accomplish.

Most people read the Hunger Games for the fun. However for me, the first thing I noticed on reading it, was the overwhelming love, Heroine Katniss Everdeen has for her sister. To die for someone is an aspiration most of us crave but can never fully accomplish.

North America has been destroyed and is now run by the powerful Capital and is divided into 12 districts (district 13 has been destroyed due to a rebellion). In district 12, ace hunter Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old girl, carves out a meager existence for herself, her younger sister Prim and their widowed mother.

In order to keep the 12 districts aware of who runs the county, the Capital arranges a game to the death each year in an elaborate arena. Each district holds a drawing of one boy and one girl to go as tributes. When her sister is picked, Katniss exercises her option to volunteer for the games. Along with Katniss comes Peeta, the baker’s son, who grew up with her.

If you have not yet watched the movie, I suggest you read the trilogy. You will not be disappointed.

Happy Reading

 

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