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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Mar 30, 12

The main character of the book Hunger Games is called Katniss Everdeen. She is a girl who lived in a very poor house and was sent to the hunger games. This happened because she had a twelve-year-old sister called Primrose Everdeen. In real, Prim (Primrose) was the one who had been chosen to go to the Hunger Games (By a lucky draw), but Katniss had refused to let her go, and voted her self to go. There was also a boy called Peeta Mellark. He was a boy who worked at a grocery shop, and was also not a rich boy. He was also sent out to the Hunger Games because of the lucky draw. Peeta and Katniss had known each other quite since because he had given Katniss a loaf of bread when she was hungry. This was why Katniss didn’t really want to go with him. Katniss and Peeta were from the group district 12, and there are 12 districts in the games. The rules of the games are to kill everybody else other than you, and trying to survive. After getting introduced by the leaders and the trainers of the hunger games, the games were about to begin. However, days had past when Katniss met a group of people including Peeta. Katniss frightened and was struggling, when a girl called Rue teamed up with her and decided to continue the journey. Further on, Katniss was trying to distract the other group by destroying their food storage, but Rue was killed by the other people not involved in the group. After Rue’s death, the announcer suddenly changed the rules that two people from the same district can now win. Peeta and Katniss were then grouped up as a team to fight against the other people and to survive the journey. The games were then finally finished and district 12 had won this year. Katniss and Peeta were both tired to death, but the most dangerous part of the Hunger games were about to begin…

My most favorite scene in this book was when the actual hunger games was about to begin. Even though the first 200 pages or so before was pretty boring, but when this scene started I really couldn't put my book down.

The Hunger Games is a book, which includes great suspense. Although
this book starts fairly slow paced, its violence and adventurous story makes it
flow well. I would recommend this book for people aged 10 and higher because it
does contain some violence.

“ Constant Suspense… I couldn’t STOP reading.”
Stephen Kings


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Mr. Star A good effort with your review of The Hunger Games. I have read a lot of reviews of this book as so many students have read it. I have not read it yet, but it is on my list of things to do before the end of the year. Your plot summary was a little disorganized as you listed a lot of events that happened in the book rather than an overview of the story. You didn't really explain what the hunger games were or why they are held or where all this takes place. These are important aspects to the plot. Your scene summaries were fine, but a little brief. How did the games begin? What was so exciting about it? Describe it and why you liked that so much. It sounds like it is appropriate for middle school students, but probably not for younger students as there is some blood and gore. Have you read the other ones yet? What about the movie, have you seen it? Which is better - the book or movie?

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