The Hunger Games

By- Katie E, Mason A, Michael K, & Hailie M.

Summary

When Katniss's sister, Primrose Everdeen, is picked in the reaping, Katniss volunteers to go to the Hunger Games in her place, even though there is no guarantee she will survive this event. She is taken away by a train, along with the other tribute, Peeta. As the game comes closer and closer to its start, tensions rise between Katniss and the Gamemakers. Throughout the book, there are countless scenes of action, adventure, and drama. This book is constantly moving forward in the plot, making it hard to put the book down. Katniss Everdeen struggles to make it through the games, but is given inspiration when it is announced two people may win the games. Although this rule is later revoked, Katniss and Peeta are forced to attempt a double suicide to defy the capitol, leaving no winners of the Hunger Games. Before they could eat the poisonous berries, the rule is once again reinforced, and Katniss and Peeta win the games.

Main Characters

Katniss Everdeen, District 12, seventeen years old, protagonist.


Peeta Mellark, District 12, seventeen years old, protagonist.


Haymitch Abernathy, District 12, forty years old, secondary character.


President Snow, Capitol, unknown age, antagonist.

The Districts

District 1 - Luxury
District 2 - Masonry
District 3 - Electronics

District 4 - Fishing
Distrcit 5 - Power
Distrcit 6 - Transportation
District 7 - Lumber

District 8 - Textiles
District 9 - Grain

District 10 - Livestock
District 11 - Agriculture
District 12 - Coal Mining
District 13 - Graphite Mining

Setting

The setting of The Hunger Games starts off in District 12, or current day East Coast, although in a post-apocalyptic setting. Everyone is very poor and on the verge of starvation. Most live in small shacks, and work in the coal mines, receiving very little pay, making it hard to survive. District 12 is surrounded by forest, which is loaded with wild game. This is how Katniss gets most of her food. The setting moves to the Hunger Games itself. The Hunger Games this year was made to look similar to the forests of District 12. A wide open, mossy green, and dense forest with little to no water sources gives Katniss an advantage over other players because she is familiar with the wilderness, and knows how to hunt. In the book it never states a time that this story took place. Despite that, the reader can assume it is in the future, because of the technology the Capital has.