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.

Point of View

The point of view which this story ( The Hunger Games ) is written is first person. Whenever the author wants to show a specific character's thoughts about a situation shows first person. In this case, the book is written in Katniss' perspective.

Theme

The Hunger Games' theme also known as the message about life that you take away from the book is survival. The whole base of the Hunger Games is how well you can survive no matter how high life is at stake. What Katniss and her family most of the time have for dinner is starvation. Katniss is always hunting for edible eats to have at east something on table for her family. Then there is when the games come in. The key to unlocking the games is Smart strategies. Smart strategies equals staying alive. I can always relate to survival. I have to struggle my way through physical, mental and social parts of life. Physical by meaning staying fit, eating right, and being just healthy. Mental being dealing with stress, internal problems with myself and outer problems with the world. Finally, socializing with friends and family. Meaning by staying updated and alert.