TITLE-The Hunger Games (Book 1)
AUTHOR– Suzanne Collins
BLURB– In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages twelve to eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games. But Katniss has been close to death before- and survival for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
CATERGORY– 13 and above
NUMBER OF PAGES – 374
GENRE– Science Fiction
TOPICS– Magic, Fantasy, Sports and martial arts, Nature, Adventure
This book I read on the recommendations of many friends. And I was certainly not let down.🤩
Katniss was born in district twelve1️⃣2️⃣, one of the districts under the rule of the capitol. Each year a boy and girl from each district are sent to face the Hunger Games. Having no father Katniss Everdeen provides for her family, by hunting in the woods with her friend Gale.
On the day of the reaping Prim’s (Katniss’s Sister) name is called, Katniss volunteers to face the Hunger Games on behalf of her, since she wants to protect her sister. The other tribute (contestant of the Hunger Games) from District 12 is a boy named Peeta Mellark, a baker’s son, who Katniss knows because of an incident that occurred in her past.
Both tributes are expected to go to the capitol by train where they will face the cheering crowds in the arena. Haymitch a man from District 12, who previously won the Hunger Games will be their mentor. In the pre- Hunger Games interview Peeta declares his love for Katniss. But does Katniss love him back?
Will both Peeta and Katniss survive the Hunger Games? Read the book to find out!
This was one book that kept me interested all along.😄
There is a movie of this book a well, so if you are not a book person, I suggest you watch the movie then. ONLY if you’re not a BOOK PERSON! OTHERWISE, you read the book first, I think that’s best!🤨