Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This story is based in the future when the government takes over. They have made 13 districts except that District 13 got out of line and the Capital eliminates it and the people who live there. Each district also has a purpose to serve the Capital. There is no communicating out of your District either. Each one is surrounded by an electric fence. The Districts to are very poor. Most don't even have water or electricity.

The book is told around Katniss who is from District 12 the Coal Mining District. She is 17 and the caretaker of her mother and sister. Her father died a while ago and her mother was unable to take care of them. If not for Katniss they would have died. Her and her best friend Gale even go out of boundaries. There is a hole in the fence that they can get into and hunt in the woods and pick anything edible to eat. They even are able to sell some of it on the black market for profit. They help eachother since both are taking care of their families. His father too died, he has lots of brothers and sisters and a mom to take care of. He is also almost 18 then he has to work in the Coal Mine where both fathers died at.

The Capital likes them all to fear them so every year they make the children from each District from ages 12 to 18 put their names in for the Hunger Games. They then pick a boy and girl from each District to compete. You can volunteer for this also. The kids who are poor most likely have their name in more times. If you want you can enter your name in more than once for each member of your family and they will give you grains and water. Like Katniss every year she will enter her name 3 times and every year it carries over. So now that she is in her 5th year of participating her name is in there 15 times.

This year is her sisters first year of being entered although Katniss will not let her sister enter her name more than once! Because most who go into The Game never come back. The Hunger Games takes the one boy and girl from the District and forces them to the arena which is different every year and they have to kill or be killed. Because it does not stop until there is only person left! This person is rewarded too. Some of the other Districts take this as an honor and go in there to slaughter and win. It is all taped and live and every District must watch even the childrens parents.

This year the name they call is Katniss sister. But Katniss refuses for her to go and takes her place. The other contestant is Peeta a boy that saved Katniss from starving to death. Now they have to go in there and kill one another. The only thing is they refuse. But she can't tell if he is just playing that he loves her for the media or if he really does. The more the media likes you the more sponsors you get and the more help with food and supplies.

Though they are friends, only one can get out!! This book really makes you think and you never know what will happen. In the Arena there are always surprises and The Capital makes the rules as they go along.

It is a fight to survive, and you just don't know how any of them will make it out!!!


5 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for this one I can't wait to see the movie XD

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  2. oh and are you already registered? http://www.thecapitol.pn/ I'd like to know what district you at ^_^

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  3. I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy and I can not wait for the movie to come out

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  4. I love The Hunger Games. I finally got my own copy of catching fire and is currently reading it. Love it!

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