The Hunger Games

By; Michael Zeuli

THEME

The thee of the hunger games is if you care anything is possible

SUMMARY

Katniss Everdeen. Though she's only a teenager, she's a tough hunter. Her father is dead and she lives with her mother and sister Prim in District 12 in the country of Panem. She hunts with a guy named Gale who might even have a thing for her.Every year the Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes" – a boy and a girl – are drafted from each of the twelve districts to be brought to an arena and fight to the death.

Katniss goes hunting for Peeta and eventually finds him. He is wounded and camouflaged in the muddy bank of a stream. She nurses him back to health and they can get gifts from sponsors.

Eventually, Katniss and Peeta must face off with Cato, the only other surviving tribute, but before that they are all pursued by wild dogs which are killing machines. Finally, Katniss shoots Cato and he falls into the pack. They've won, right? Wrong. An announcer comes back on and says the rules have changed back: only one winner allowed.

KATNISS

the protagonist and female tribute of District 12. She is an excellent hunter and very resourceful.

PEETA

the boy tribute of District 12 and the son of a baker. He becomes Katniss’s love interest and main ally during the Hunger Games.

SETTING

District 12 is a very poor coal-mining district located in the region formerly known as Appalachia. Katniss and her family live in the poor section of District 12, the Seam, where the coal-miners live and work. There is also the Hob, the black market. The district is surrounded by a sometimes-electrified fence from woodlands.

CONFLICT

The main conflict is man vs. man, also known as Katniss against the rest of the 23 tributes. She fights against most of them in the Hunger Games for her life. This is resolved by katniss being the last person standing.

Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/​Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days,and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

FAVORITE QUOTES

“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”


“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”


“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”