Guest Blogger: Jordan, Grade 11
Setting(Time): In the future; post world war
Setting (Place): Country broken up into districts controlled by a strong government
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 Stars
I really like dystopian literature it is very interesting. The whole concept of this book kept me entertained and led me to read the next two books. I like the action and the story behind it. This was unlike any book I’ve read before.
Every year there is a games that everyone in the country watches. This games is basically survival of the fittest and the only way to win is to be the last one alive. There are twelve districts and every year a random boy and girl from each district is randomly chosen for the games. Katniss Everdeen lives in district twelve with her sister and mother. The time of year comes for the drawing and Katniss does not get picked, but her little sister does. Completely mortified she volunteers to take her place in the games for her sister. After the drawing Katniss and the boy who got picked Peeta were sent to the capital where the games are held. Here they were introduced to the media and trained for the games. After makeovers, interviews, parades, and trainings it was time to start the games. Katniss’s main goal is to just stay alive for as long as she possibly can. When she enters the arena children from each district start the games slaughtering anyone is sight. Katniss manages to keep herself alive long enough to hear the announcement that there has been a change in rules. For the first time ever two people can win the games as long as they are from the same district. Katniss now panicked searches for Peeta. When she finds him he is badly hurt. Throughout the rest of the novel they fight everyday to stay alive, but the capital just keep throwing new things at them Will they make it out alive?
“And right now, the most dangerous part of the Hunger Games is about to begin. (26.69)”
This isn’t a paragraph but this is at the end of the book and just when we think everything is okay everything is turned upside down!
Anyone who is interested in romance with action would enjoy this book like I did. People should read this book because I constantly wanted to keep reading, so I know they will be just as entertained as I was.
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