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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Title:  The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Format: paperback
Price: around $9

The Hunger Games is about Katniss Everdeen being chosen to fight at the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a televised fight to the death between tributes. A ceremony called the reaping decides who those tributes will be. The country they live in, Panem, is divided into 12 districts, and each district randomly draws two people to go fight in the “games“. Katniss ends up volunteering to go because her sister Prim got chosen. She goes to the Capitol to train and get ready for the “games”. When the games begin it is a suspenseful book and a thrill ride with a lot of action.

Katniss is very emotional in this book because she is torn between her best friend and hunting friend Gale Hawthorne and the other tribute Peeta Mellark. Gale Hawthorne is the hunting partner and best friend of Katniss, he has to provide and take care of his siblings like Katniss must do for her family as well. And Peeta Mellark is the other tribute from district 12 with Katniss, he declares his love for her before the games begin which angers her because she thought it would make her look weak, when in fact it made her more desired.
To me I thought the theme of this book was Rebellion because Katniss defies the Capitol and tries to change the system. It can teach you to rebel if you think something is unjust or unfair.
I thought the ending was satisfying and makes you dying to read the rest of the series. I think I'd enjoy reading the other books by this author because this book already made me keep turning those pages.
I thought the book cover represented the book very well, it has the “Mockingjay” symbol, which symbolizes being against the capitol, and the old, failed, revolution.
I think the level of appropriateness in this book wasn’t too bad. There is some violence during the “Games” but nothing too graphic.

Out of five chocolate bars, I give this book a 3 ½ chocolate bars.

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