The Hunger Games, a book you must read

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Hunger Games is a book with many different aspects that could draw forward many different readers.

Submitted: June 12, 2011

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The world has just ended. A new nation called Panem has taken the place of North America. In Panem, they separate people from rich to poor based on their jobs. District 1 is the richest, 12 is the poorest. The Hunger Games, a game played by only district children between the ages of twelve to eighteen. One girl and one boy are chosen at random from each district every year during a special ceremony called the reaping. To win the Hunger Games, you must be the only player left alive. To do that, you would have to kill everyone else. Winning gets you fame and fortune, but losing will mean death. The main character of this book is named Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen year old girl with hunting skills using a bow and arrow. Katniss lives with her mother and twelve year old sister, Prim in District 12, the poorest of them all. Since her father has passed away, Katniss is left with the responsibility to take care of her family. Her family is so poor and barely has enough to eat; Katniss is constantly hunting for food. When it’s time for the reaping, her little sister Prim is chosen to compete. Katniss knows Prim doesn’t stand a chance since she can’t hunt for food. Katniss decides to volunteer to take her place hoping she’ll have a better chance to survive (if luck is on her side). Now, Katniss is the one that may face death. This book has many different aspects, romance, violence, adventure, action, mystery and much more. The good thing about this is that it attracts all different kinds of readers. Suzanne Collins has an interesting way of introducing each new character to the story. She does this by using a past memory Katniss has had with them. For example, Katniss’s best friend Gale is introduced by Katniss telling her memory of when they first met. Since the book is written in first person, readers will only have access to Katniss. They won’t be able to read the thoughts of other characters. However, having the book in first person can add a sprinkle of mystery. “The Hunger Games” is a novel that shows a lot of potential. It’s a great book with a new idea that no other author has yet tried. However, when beginning the book, it may just put you to sleep. Just to get sucked into the storyline, you’ll have to be patient. To readers who are very impatient with boring beginnings, I would advise you to keep on reading this book. I took forever on reading it, but my friends kept on urging me to continue no matter how badly I wanted to put the book back on the shelf. However as soon as I passed the boring beginning, I kept on reading and I never wanted to put it down until I was finished. The beginning of the book is still part of the cover; this book just has a thicker cover than most books. I would give “The Hunger Games” four and a half stars out of five stars. The good thing about a new idea is that no one can predict what will happen. “The Hunger Games” has a strange way of making it mysterious and unpredictable, which keeps readers wondering what, will happen next. Read “The Hunger Games” to find out if Katniss will win or will she die.


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