Gale can go away please. If you ever have any questions, just email us at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. These kind of books are just amazing because of the descriptive words and how my mind races at times when the main character is a risk. She is only 12, quiet, loving and on her way to being a healer. Out of these 24 teens, only one will survive. The Hunger Games is a thrilling, thought-provoking read for youth and adults alike.
Complicating the dire odds are friendships and alliances formed along the way. It is the first book for young readers to sell a million electronic books and you can buy it in 26 different languages. With measure and muscle, Lawrences Jennifer and Francis nail the job of selling the long, twisting road towards revolution. Ultimately, the real danger is thinking of others or the world in polarized terms. I personally read the books firsts. I don't really know how to explain my feelings about this book.
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? These games are a bloody televised competition filled with death traps and teenagers brutally killing each other til only one remain. Only one person will live. Woody Harrelson seamlessly carries forward his function as mentor and guide to Katniss as the hopelessly addicted and gruffly honest Haymitch Abernathy. Collins created was realistic enough that I felt a part of it. Katniss is epic and Peeta was a sweetheart. If sick burns aren't your speed, there are other opinions about the film below. Why are you interested in reading it? Where did the idea for The Hunger Games come from? If your name is drawn, you become a tribute -- a contestant in the deadly Hunger Games, a nationwide televised reality game show in which 24 tributes fight to the bloody death.
The story isn't just about the hunger games but from family, love, friends as well as surving with lost loved ones. Francis Lawrence has done a tremendous job of expanding the vision of Panem; adding layers to the world building that had already been established. The first two films and books set the foundation, and one or the other may ultimately emerge as a favorite. I was immediately completely engrossed in this novel and devoured it feverishly until it was complete. She is the character I connect with most of any books I've read. For information on challenges to the book, see.
Reading The Hunger Games can lead to interesting discussions about and how , threats of war, authoritarian governments and obsession with fashion trends influence us daily. It is commonly imagined as a place where everything is in a repugnant state and cruel totalitarianism is practiced. Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, which is the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, is set in a dystopian world called Panem, the post-apocalyptic equivalent of North America. Peeta is the other tribute from District 12. She is strong inside and out. The novel explores many important themes such as poverty, the role of government, teenage angst, the search for identity, and the heroes journey. Some are friends to Kat, some are not and some are not at all obvious.
Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Each citizen is the Games until their conclusion, which may take hours or days. Other members of the cast are introduced to the reader as you progress through the story. The action in the book drives the plot forward quickly and the writing is witty and straightforward. Heavensbee, a well-intentioned but thoughtless product of the Capital he was reared in, is the marketing mastermind behind the campaign against President Snow and his pampered citizens. Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? When you read the following books you will see that Katniss, all unaware of the effect she is having , inspires others to stand up and endure and strive to be the best that they can be. And, it was even more so the second time I read it! The Mockingjay is both a hero and a pawn in a game that has gone on for centuries and will likely continue long past her death.
The story is tense and terrific and the fight scenes are perfectly drawn in your mind. Yes, I reread the book. Let me be clear, I am not a young adult. Overall this book has made me nearly in tears twice. Katniss had to become the means of food for her family when her father died in a mining accident and her mother went through some serious depression. I even gave it as a gift once or twice.
Join discussions about your favorite books and enter to win more in our monthly giveaways. Which reality shows remind you of the one in this book? They experience the conflict in a direct and gruesome manner, rather than as an intangible series of statistics rattled off on a television screen humming in the background. Brutal in parts, as it is a fight for survival, but overall I'd recommend this book and I will be reading the others in the series. But now they are more compatriots, bonded as much by shared psychological scars than a desire to be victorious in their struggle. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. The level of violence earns this young-adult book its moderate rating: some of it is fairly disturbing. The Story was is about a Country named Panem.
It is compelling and shows more than you think it does. It is patently the opposite of utopia, where life is all good and in proper order. It makes sense of a few things that weren't explained in the movie. She's not afraid to break the rules if she has to. It is a country that consists of an affluent Capitol with surrounding twelve districts—District One being the most prestigious, District Twelve being the least. The 384-page book contains violence and strong emotions so younger tweens may find it disturbing. Prim Everdeen is the one person that Katniss loves above all others.