Teen Read, Teen Reviewed: The Hunger Games

December 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Sorry, folks, I don’t have anything witty or insightful to say today.  Personally, I blame it on the head cold; however, instead, I have brought to you another book review.   Hope you enjoy!

I guess fighting to the death would never cross many people’s minds.  Now being forced to fight for your life is something that is never to be done.  In a couple of years North America will be nothing like anyone dreamed of especially when the Capitol is cruel and selfish.  Now the nation of Panem is divided in to twelve districts and every year the Capitol forces one boy and one girl to participate in a TV show called the hunger games a fight for your life…

Not two or three can survive but only one…

Katniss Everdeen was a young girl. She lives in District 12, is sixteen and very non-confident of herself.  As every day passed, she struggles to find food for her mother and sister, and it’s very difficult to do that when she says “The Capitol is leaving you to starve to death.”  So, Katniss needs to cross the borders to the forest and hunt for a living.  Lucky for her, her father taught her how to shoot with a bow and arrow.  Still, she suffers because it’s illegal to hunt, but there is nothing else she could do…

On the day the names are going to be selected to see who the participates in the Hunger Games (which for them is called the reaping), it never crosses Katniss’ mind that she is going to be picked and, in fact, she doesn’t expect that Primrose, Katniss’ 12- year old sister, will be picked either.

When Primose’s name is called, Katniss doesn’t expect her sister to survive.  Instead, Katniss takes Prim’s place.  While Katniss is the participant for the girls, Peeta Mellark is the participant for the boys.  Katniss never really speaks to or interacts with Peeta except for one time when he had the heart to give her some fresh (burned) bread when Katniss was starving.

Along the way Peeta and Katniss become friends and maybe a little more. That is until the Hunger Games begin…

Katniss is suffering dehydration.

Peeta forms alliances with the Careers.

And along the way Katniss learns to be confident and let go of the past.  In the Games, she has to make choices that are against humanity and against love…

She also starts to wonder why the Capitol is so cruel and she thinks it might be time to stand up for once…

Winning means fame and fortune.

Losing means certain death.

The Hunger Games have begun…

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