The Hunger Games Book Report
The book that I have chose to read is the one and only, the hunger games. The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins, and was September 14, 2008. The reason this book spiked my interest is because of its genres, of fiction, Adventure, utopian and dystopian, Science fiction, Drama, and Action. All of the best genres you can ask for in a book. Now what will be discussed about this book is character analysis, plot summary, and analysis.
The main character of the book and its narrator, Katniss Everdeen, is a strong, clever sixteen year old who is far more mature than you’d come to think. Katniss is thin with black hair, grey eyes and olive skin. She has a family of three Katniss herself, her mother, Prim, her younger sister, and of course her cat. She’s really good at foraging and hunting, skills she learned from her father before his death years earlier in a mine explosion. Katniss is also the main provider in her family. The skills and qualities she developed to successfully deal with the everyday challenges of being poor, including her ability to hunt, her toughness, and her resourcefulness, turn out to be what keeps her alive through the games. Then there’s peeta Mellark, Peeta is in love with Katniss and becomes her main friend and romantic interest during the Games. Peeta is a 16 year old He is described as being medium height with a stocky build, has light gray with ash blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead, and with blue eyes. Then there’s Haymitch Abernathy, A paunchy, middle-aged man who was the victor of the 50th Hunger Games. Since winning made him independently rich, he has spent almost all of his intervening leisure time drunk to the point of embarrassment. Haymitch is also supposed to help Katniss and Peeta in trying to win the hunger games.
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Now for the summary of the book. The book happened in what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called them tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. If one of the districts misbehaves then they would take them out like they did district 13. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must kill or be killed. With that being said it was only the beginning for Katniss.
So When I was reading this book I had noticed something that seemed familiar. The thirteen districts ruled by a harsh and distant power, all too familiar right? During the 18 century, a huge chunk of North America was also split into thirteen colonies. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia where the 13 colonies. As colonies, these regions reported to the British empire. Back in the day colonists in North America supplied people back in England with goods such as cotton and tobacco. Kinda like in the book The hunger games with the Capitol demanding certain items, the British government often imposed rules and laws on the colonies. The people who lived there felt that they were treated pretty unfair, and this goes for the book too. Though the British weren’t making the colonists fight to the death for entertainment, the colonists eventually decided that it was time for either liberty or death, and so the Revolutionary War began. In sum, the 13 districts of Panem are in a very similar position as the original North American colonies. Both have fallen under the rule of a tyrannical system of government. Unlike the original colonies, whose story we can read about in history books, we don’t yet know the fate of the standing 12 districts.