The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games takes place in Panem, which is a nation that was established after the destruction of North America. The Hunger Games is an annual event. The Games were enacted as “punishment for the uprising [of the districts], each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate” (Collins Page 18).The Games are only for children between the ages of 12 and 18. Katniss Everdeen is put to the ultimate test when she goes as a tribute in place of her younger sister Primrose, whose name was chosen to participate in The Games. Katniss’s competitor in District 12 is Peeta Mellark. At the beginning of The Games, Katniss recalls the time when Peeta once gave Katniss two loaves of bread when she and her family where starving. Also, “Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins” (Collins Page 18). This novel is best suited for both male and female teenagers to read. I could not stop turning the pages; the novel kept me very interested. I would recommend my peers to read The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games was very entertaining, yet informative at the same time.
~ Asia T., Class of ’11
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