Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins


In what used to be North America, now lies the nation of Panem, a capitol surrounded by 12 Districts. Katniss, a sixteen year old girl lives with her mother and her sister Primrose, in District 12, the mining district. In Panem, each district has a certain purpose, whether its fishing, agriculture, and many more. Almost all of what each district produces, goes to the Capitol, the wealthiest part in Panem. Almost all districts are fighting hunger, but Katniss, being taught to hunt by her father, is able to provide as much food as she can for her family. Even though hunting is illegal, Katniss and her best friend Gale do it to sell to others and to feed their families. Every year the Capitol holds the Hunger Games. This is when two young people are chosen from each district,"tributes", and are put in an arena and must fight to the death until there is only one person remaining, while being broadcast live on television for all of Panem to see. Before the games the tributes are sent to the Capitol and are trained in survival techniques and combat skills so they are ready to fight in the games. At the reaping, (when the tributes are chosen), every eligible young person in each district is ordered to gather at their city hall. The first tribute chosen is Primrose, Katniss' sister. Because Primrose is only 12, Katniss immediately volunteers to take her spot. The boy chosen it Peeta Mellark. Katniss has always known him are the bakers son who she would see once in a while at school. But how could she kill him to make it through the Hunger Games? To find out what happens next to Katniss and Peeta, read the book, or see the movie! In theaters March, 23 2012.



2 comments:

  1. I LOVE the background of your blog, and I also loved the Hunger Games!!!

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