The Hunger Games

Only one tribute lives to see the end......

The best advice is to stay alive.

By Suzanne Collins

Poster by Sean W. O'Neal

There are 374 pages in this book


The Hunger Games is a book that tells the story of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen and her fight for survival in the annual Hunger Games of Panem. The wealthy citizens of the Capitol make their twelve outlying districts send in one boy and one girl to "participate" in a fight to the death for their entertainment. When Katniss's younger sister is picked as the tribute, Katniss volunteers herself. Unfortunately, Katniss is paired with a boy named Peeta Mellark, to whom she feels she owes her life. How will this go down? What challenges will she face in the arena? Will she have to kill Peeta? Can Katniss survive and win the games? Find out in The Hunger Games!

Theme: Don't judge a book by it's cover

The theme of the Hunger Games is "Don't judge a book by it's cover." The reason for this is because Katniss lives in District Twelve, and it is known to be the worst and poorest district. So, when Katniss is picked to be the tribute, people automatically doubt she will win and ignore her. This motivates her even more, and she keeps on training harder to win. This can relate to my life because people I've just met probably think that I'd be the one who is terrible at sports, that I'm the guy who would sit on the sidelines at P.E. reading a book. Actually, I do sports more frequently than most people would think I do, and I'm kind of good at them. I also spend less time reading than it seems. That's why you never judge a book by it's cover.

Point of view

This book is in the first person because it is shown from Katniss's point of view, and she is the main character in the book.
This Mockingjay pin is Katniss's token from home.