The Hunger Games
By: Suzanne Collins Pgs: 374
"May the odds be ever in your favor and let the 74th Hunger Games begin!"
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the city of Panem, a shining capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The capitol's cruelty and harshness forces to send one boy and one girl from each district between the age of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual 74th Hunger Games. But, if food is needed to survival starvation, your name is entered many more times. 16, Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute for her precious sister. As the boy, Peeta Mellark has been picked. For Katniss, death and survival has been second nature as she has to find and have food on the table for her falling apart family. Coincidentally, she becomes a contender to other tributes as the games continues. If she wants to win, she must make decisions that evenly weighs out survival to humanity and life against love.
When a tribute leaves home to the capitol to participate in The Hunger Games, they are allowed to bring a token that will remind them of home. Katniss' token is a Mockingjay pin that was given by the mayor's daughter for goodluck.
The reaping day is an event which is when they pick one boy and one girl tribute for getting involved in the Hunger Games.
Three finger salute
The three finger salute basically symbolizes "may peace be with you." This salute is worth much in this novel.