The Hunger Games Review

Lauren Bremer

Summary

The Hunger Games follows the story of Katniss Everdeen and her trials throughout the game of survival called the Hunger Games. Katniss and her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta work together to change the Games and have two winners. However, the Capitol is angry with Katniss for her rebellion against the games and is seeking a way to punish her.

Quotes

  • "I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can't own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I."
  • "Rebellion? I have to think about that one a moment. But when I remember the other couples, standing stiffly apart, never touching or acknowledging each other, as if the their fellow tribute did not exist, as if the games had already begun, I know what Haymitch means. Presenting ourselves not as adversaries but as friends has distinguished us as much as the fiery costumes."

Themes

One major theme presented in The Hunger Games is the inequality between the upper and lower classes in Panem and the extremely unequal distribution of wealth. There is also a major theme of rebellion throughout the novel with Katniss's illegal hunting, the mockingjay pin, and the berries.

What can be Learned

The Hunger Games teaches people to take a closer look at society and see all of the issues currently being ignored. Suzanne Collins is showing people what the world may come to in the future if we cannot resolve our issues. Panem is the United States in the future and she wanted everyone to be aware that the Hunger Games is not too great a stretch from our reality.
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5 Star Rating

I would give The Hunger Games five stars because it is both interesting and accessible while telling an important story.