Service hours vary by location , so please check in advance. Tell us when and how you want to use your Library! Take our short survey. In eighth grade English class, we had to read the Hunger Games, but the third book, Mockingjay. Instead of reading all of this without knowing how it started, I decided to first read the first book first. Now I'm really glad I did.
The Hunger Games: book review – level 1
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins book review - Fantasy Book Review
The Hunger Games is a compelling novel focusing on life in an authoritarian society in which young people must compete to the death in the annual Hunger Games. The main character, year-old Katniss Everdeen, volunteers for the Hunger Games to keep her younger sister from being required to participate and her experiences and fight to survive are the heart of the book. Reading The Hunger Games can lead to interesting discussions about our own world and how reality shows , threats of war, authoritarian governments and obsession with fashion trends influence us daily. Due to the darkness of the story, it is best suited for teens and adults rather than tweens, although many younger kids have read the book or seen the movie or both. While the creation of Panem is not fully fleshed out until the second book, we know that this authoritarian society was the result of a horrible disaster during the Dark Days, resulting in the establishment of twelve districts under the rule of the government in the Capitol. Peacekeepers and a local government are instituted in each district, but the rulers in the Capitol have strict control over everything and everyone in each district. Each district has its own specialty that benefits the Capitol, such as coal mining, agriculture, seafood, etc.
The Hunger Games, Book 1
Catching Fire is an excellent sequel to The Hunger Games that takes us deeper into the aftermath of surviving the games and the torturous nightmares of such a disturbing place that make the terror unforgettable. After pulling the berries stunt that miraculously managed to keep both her and Peeta Mellark alive at the end of the Hunger Games , Katniss now faces the threat of losing her loved ones when President Snow realises that some people have taken Katniss's survival as an act of defiance, and a signal to rebel against the controlling Capitol. To keep her family and friends alive, Katniss must attempt to convince the entirety of Panem that her berries trick was purely out of an insatiable fear of losing Peeta, the love of her life, not as defiance against the Capitol.
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