Posts tagged ‘Hunger Games’

May 31, 2011

The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins

This topic is… well lets face it.. Probably over used. And i will be one of the many million that use it once more, knowing it’s probably Out there in 20 billion other places:) Bare with me..

Summary(If you have read the hunger games, you can skip this part)                                                                                                                                                   For those of you live under a rock and don’t know what the hunger games is … It’s a book of the distopian genre. Its based some amount of years into the future in a Nation that was once North America, called Panem. There are 12 district, each one specializing in different economic activities. Every year one girl and one boy from each of the 12 districts between the ages of 12 and 18 are randomly chosen to enter the hunger games.  The hunger games are a game put on every year I believe by the capitol. Each of the selected tributes must enter an arena and fight until death. There can only be one remaining tribute to be the victor. The main Characters are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. So basically the two enter the Hunger games and create a strategy to make the crowd fall in love with them, therefore they both can win. They face many obsticals and challenges and all that good stuff. And thats basically it.

Now if you have never read the book, don’t just judge it by my summary. I am a Pre-Ap english 2 student, but summaries are not my specialty.

NOW FOR THE REVIEW PART!!!

Hunger Games to me is, AMAZING. I mean it’s not so cliche. It’s not the typical boy and girl fall in love and live happily ever after crap that we read in most books, or watch in most movies. These kids have to face serious challenges to “be together” And they still never really end up together(at least not in the first book).

Katniss Everdeen also is not your typical female character. She is tough and strong willed. She isn’t weakened by the presence of a man. She also never gives up. When reading the hunger games Katniss is the character that makes you think. I felt so strong when flipping through the pages of the novel, like nothing can touch me. Katniss made a statement. She said F**K YOU to the capital and did things HER way. She wasn’t settling for anything.

Peeta Mellark. He is the male tribute from district 12 along with Katniss. Peeta was not in favor of winning the games. Actually if it wasn’t for Katniss he would have died. Peeta was “in love” with Katniss, and wanted to protect her and yah blah blah blah.. Lol. As a female when reading about peeta and scenes with peeta, i thought YES!! That’s the way it should be, with the women in power.

Obviously, gender roles are switched in The Hunger Games. The guys are tough, but the girls are tougher.

Reccomendations: I would reccamend this book to any one who loves the not so happy ending style. And the ones who love female empowerment. Also, I would reccomend this book for thinkers. Thinkers, being the people who can take the authors words and process so many different ideas on Why or how things could really end up the way they do in the book.

Well that’s it for this review. Sorry it wasn’t so great. Keep in mind this is the first review I have ever done. 🙂

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