Summer of 2015 Reading Assignment
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” (Suzanne Collins, 311). The book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the first book in a trilogy of adventure novels, the first two books were New York Times Best Sellers. Suzanne Marie Collins (born August 10, 1962) is a very popular American television writer and novelist, she had a lot of success with the Hunger Games trilogy. The Hunger Games takes place in the country of Panem which is divided into twelve (formerly thirteen) districts with varying states of poverty, Panem is ruled by a wealthy Capitol. Each year the Capitol holds a televised event called “The Hunger Games” to remind the districts that they are powerless against it in which two children from each district, one boy and one girl, between the ages of twelve and eighteen, are randomly selected and the total of 24 tributes have to fight to death until only one tribute is remaining. The winner of the Games and his/her district is rewarded with food, supplies, and limitless riches.
Katniss Everdeen is the main character of the book, she is a strong, confident sixteen-year-old who is far more mature than any girl her age. She is the main food provider of her family, which consists of Katniss, her mother, and her younger sister, Prim, her father died in a mine explosion when Katniss was younger. After his dead Katniss became responsible of the family, they all live in the poorest part of District 12 called “The Seam”. Katniss is a very skilled hunter because her father taught her when she was young, however in her district hunting is illegal and punishable by death. Katniss does it anyways because that is the only way she can provide food to her family’s table, she loves to go hunt with her friend Gale who she met years earlier.
There isn’t much going on in Panem but the day...