The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

Report By Dalton Perry, Mrs. Fuller's 1st Block, 4/28/16

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Main Charaters

The two main characters of the Hunger Games are Katniss Everdeen, the female tribute from District 12, and Peeta Mellark, the male tribute from District 12. Katniss was 16 years old when she volunteered as tribute during the reaping for the 74th Hunger Games. Peeta Mellark, also 16 years old at the time, "pretended" to be in love with Katniss ever since she was young.


Katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl who lives in District 12, which is famous for its coal mining. Katniss' father died in coal mine explosion while she was still young. Since her father's death, Katniss lives with her mother and sister Prim. Katniss and her good friend Gale always hunt in the woods, which are illegal to go in, and trade their game to supply and provide for their family. Katniss and her family were pushing through life until the 74th annual Hunger Games came to collect its tributes from District 12. Every year the Capitol, the government of sorts, comes to collect one male and one female tribute in the Hunger Games. As Katniss has seen, the Hunger Games are a very violent and dangerous place to be and nobody wants their name pulled for the Games. It was time for the so called "reaping" of tributes and the female name that was drawn was Primrose Everdeen, Katniss' sister. Katniss was brave enough to stand up and volunteer to go into the Hunger Games instead of her sister. The male tribute was named Peeta Mellark, the baker's son from District 12. Katniss and Peeta were sent to the Capitol to prepare and train for these gruesome games. Katniss met many friends and foe during this time. Soon, it was time for Katniss to go into the arena. There she saw many gruesome deaths, some enemies and some friends. Can Katniss win the Hunger Games? Will Katniss be able to outwit some of the Capitol's and the Gamemakers' freak creations? You'll have to read the book to find out what goes down in the 74th annual Hunger Games

Favorite Part

In the Hunger Games, there were many action packed parts, but the part I thought was the most exciting was when Peeta and Katniss went to the lake to find Cato, their fiercest enemy. Cato soon came running out of the woods, but not to kill Katniss and Peeta. To their surprise, a large pack of "wolves" came running towards Cato, and now Katniss and Peeta. All three ran to a large metal awning called the Cornucopia where there were weapons stored at the beginning of the games. This heart pounding moment is my favorite part of the book because Katniss realizes some of the terrors of the games and what the Capitol does to some people if they die in the games. This brought on a new hatred that Katniss develops for the Capitol, as well as an unforgettable memory.

Memorable Quote

"Prim is screaming hysterically behind me. She's wrapped her skinny arms around me like a vice. 'No Katniss! No! You can't go! 'Prim let go,' I say harshly, because this is upsetting me and I don't want to cry. When they televise the replay of the reapings tonight, everyone will make note of my tears, and I'll be marked as an easy target. a weakling. I will give no one that satisfaction. 'Let go!"'(23).

This quote impacted me because it shows the pain and the almost certainty of death in the gruesome games. Prim believes that her beloved sister is going to die, and she would have to live through life without her. This quote made me realize the severe danger of the games and how many people obviously don't make it out alive. The distraught tone in Prim's voice and the holding back of tears from Katniss really show the intensity of these games.

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins is 54 years old and lives in Hartford, Connecticut. As a child, she moved frequently because her father was in the military. These places included New York City and Brussels. Collins also moved to the South, where she graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in 1980. Following this, Collins moved into television where she wrote many children's television shows. Some of her magnificent work on these shows brought the attention of James Proimos, creator of Warner Brothers television program, Generation O! It was Proimos who saw the talent Collins had and suggested she start writing books. On one occasion, Suzzane Collins was watching television late at night. She was surfing through the channels when she noticed there wasn't a difference between reality TV and the war in Iraq. People in reality TV were competing for something and young people in an actual war were fighting as well. "I was very tired, and the lines between these stories started to blur in a very unsettling way" (A Killer Story: An Interview with Suzanne Collins, Author of ‘The Hunger Games’ | Under Cover). Katniss Everdeen was now born into this world.


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