The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins
Welcome to the world of Panem, the country that was once called North America in this futuristic tale we are thrown into the Hunger Games with a young woman named Katniss Everdeen. Panem is made up of the Capitol and the 12 districts, introducing us to an autocratic government where the districts must follow the Capitol’s rules any signs of defiance or disobedience is punishable by the authorities in this case the peacekeepers. At one time there had been an uprising of the thirteen districts against the Capitol but twelve were defeated and the thirteen had been “obliterated.” As a reminder that such an uprising should never happen again the Capitol hosts the Hunger Games every year taking a boy and girl from each district and pinning them against each other in a fight to the death.
I started reading this book after seeing the trailer for the upcoming movie, in my mind I thought “that looks pretty cool.” So I decided to try out the book, because of the trailer I had a vague idea what the book would be about. From the very beginning I was engrossed in Katniss’ tale of adversity, from having to provide for her family since her father’s death, to her younger sister being chosen for the Hunger Games and immediately taking her place, and even more that might spoil the book for you! Usually as I read I some-what compose a review in my head I may read an interesting part and start composing how I want to include it in my reviews but for this book I was so captivated that my mind did not once even wander, which in itself is a feet for me. This is definitely a young adult novel but if you want a fun easy read I would suggest you give this one a shot.
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