Author: Suzanne Collins
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
Let The Hunger Games Begin!!
This book is such an attention grabber right from the first word.
Katniss, the girl on fire, has only known struggles, after her dad’s tragic and sudden death in the mines, she becomes a sole breadwinner for her mother and little sister. Katniss is a survivor. She is a fighter. But she is emotional and sensitive, kindness is what touches her heart. But she learnt early on not to show her emotions on her face, she hides her emotions, but does not kill them. She is an amazing role model for girls.
Peeta, the boy with the bread, is a guy with a heart of gold! He is funny, smart, kind, loving, strong, fighter and has a way with words. He is comfortable in his skin and accepts Katniss to be the strong one, he does not expect her to forget her strength now that he is with her.
The side characters are given the same complexities as the main characters.
The book has a strong under current of politics and the core fault of human nature.
The rich enjoy at the cost of poor, those in power can manipulate those without power for their benefit.
Hunger Games shows that life is indeed survival of the fittest, but LOVE doubles your chances for survival!
A beautiful read and this post is my official entry into the Hunger Games Fandom! I know…I Know…I am late, but better late than never!
Here is an interesting meme for his fandom:
I leave you with this movie trailer:
May The Odds Be In Your Favor!