Monday, 17 September 2012

The Hunger Games Review

The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins

North America has been overrun by dictatorship and divided into 12 districts. In district 12 a hunter Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old girl, volunteers to fight for her life. Her younger sister Prim and her widowed mother, have it harsh. In order to keep the 12 districts aware of who runs the country, the Capital arranges a game to the death each year in an elaborate arena, called the hunger games. The arena can be any scenario that the gamemakers want. Each district holds a drawing of one boy and one girl to go as tributes. When Katniss volunteers for the games, Peeta, a baker's son, comes along as the boy tribute. When Katniss finds out that Peeta likes her, things get rough. Katniss does not want to fall for Peeta but for Gale. Gale is Katniss’ best friend due to their hunting skills. Gale and Katniss will go hunting regularly for food to support their family.
I read The Hunger Games because i like action books and it was a big hit all around the world. I now can certainly see why the book was such a hit. The novel struck many minds, as they believed that this could happen one day. This could possibly happen one day. The theme of the story is that we should take freedom for granted and that war is everywhere or in everyone. It was a easy to read but i took long as i am not a fast reader, as well as full of action.Suzanne Collins wrote a story about a life they may happen, when i read the book i thought that this would happen in the future due to war, and anti-government protests. I made a connection to the syrian civil war because the capitol is trying to kill the tributes. The truth in the book gives it extra meaning and emphasis. The Hunger Games is a really good book and i recommend it to everyone who likes action or “big hit” books. The Hunger Games will strike your heart and think of the world we live in.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Curtis,
    This is an awesome book review. You have inspired me to read "The Hunger Games." Your summary is bang on and I am really itching to find out what happens next. Your critique was really great too, but I think you shouldn't just say the theme is this... You should try to maybe say something like the it is implied by the author that... Other than that I love your review.
    By, yours truly, Arth