Monday, October 18, 2010

The Hunger Games

     Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games is an exceptional book that I absolutely love.
     The main characters in this book, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are living in times of hunger and complete control by the Capitol.  As a punishment for rebellion many years ago, the Capitol holds the Hunger Games once a year.  The contestants, one girl and one boy under the age of 18 from each of the 12 districts, are chosen at the reaping by drawing a name out of a bowl and then are forced to go into the arena, which they are expected to kill eachother brutally until all contestants except for one, the winner, are dead.  So when 16 year old Katniss' younger sister, Prim, is drawn out of the bowl, Katniss is forced to do things she never imagined she would be doing and she finds herself falling in love with the one person she should not be falling in love with. 
     I reccomend this book to anyone who loves adventure and suspense, along with a little bit of tears.  This is a very insightful book that brings light to the role of our government and what true love can make people do for one another, whether it be romantic love, family love, or friend love.

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