The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins
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Mar 11, 2023

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Fictional, Dystopian

Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl, lives in a world of 12 Districts, all controlled by one powerful Capitol. Long ago, people in the Districts formed an uprising against the Capitol. They wanted freedom, to remove the hold that the Capitol has on every single person, despite its distance. However, the Capitol was just too strong. Had too much money, too much power. After defeating the Districts, they became even more harsh on them. One of the ways to cause a scare in the Districts was the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. One boy and one girl chosen from each district. Young children forced to watch as their friends and siblings die on television. The Capitol had no mercy. These kids in the Hunger Games, also known as tributes, were simply pawns in their game of cruelty.

When Katniss’ 12-year-old sister, Prim, gets chosen as a Tribute for DIstrict 12, Katniss offers herself instead. The other tribute was a boy named Peeta, someone Katniss had known for a while now. Someone who brought her hope after her father died. The two are sent into the Hunger Games. Some kids from other Districts, mainly Districts 1 and 2, had been training for this moment their whole lives. They volunteered to fight in the Games because they saw it as a chance to show off their skills. For Katniss and Peeta, however, it was merely a desperate attempt to survive.

The first book in the famous series, “The Hunger Games”, is one of the best books I have ever read. It hooks you only a few chapters in, and becomes impossible to put down, especially during the Games. It’s a perfect book to read over break all at once. It includes the perfect mix of dystopia, action, and romance. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5.

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