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The Hunger Games WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNELOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATHTHE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games a fight to the death on live TVSixteen year old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival for her is second nature Without really meaning to she becomes a contender But if she is to win she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love If I were a teenager or recommending this to a teen I might give it 3; as an adult I give it 2PLOTIt's a potentially exciting but gruesome story but most of the characters were rather flat much of the plot was predictable it's not hugely original; in particular it is VERY similar to the Japanese Battle Royale and there were too many flaws in the plot I fail to understand its very high ratingsPost apocalyptic America Panem is divided into a wealthy and technologically advanced Capitol and twelve subsidiary districts of oppressed people who exist in dire poverty with inadeuate food housing and health care and hardly any technology To reinforce the power of the Capitol by instilling fear in the population once a year two children from each region are selected by lots to fight to the death in a reality show If that were not bad enough the whole thing is utterly corrupt in multiple ways plus the public bet on the outcome and sponsors can sway the results Did I mention these are children Some are as young as 12 though the narrator is 16 A compulsory full body wax on a teen seems rather pervy and who would want to bet on let alone sponsor a child killing tournament even if it's by helping one of the contestants As the book keeps reminding readers one person's survival is only possible by the death of all the othersCRUELTY TO CHILDRENI realise that horrendous things are done to children around the world every day extreme poverty child soldiers sexual assault genital mutilation etc but in none of those cases is the sole intention that all but one child dies and nor is it organised by the government for a sick combination of sport entertainment punishment and profit Humans often lack compassion but I was never convinced by Collins' world especially the fact this outrage has continued for three generations it's the 74th games apparently without the Capitol even needing to invoke gods or supernatural powers to justify their cruelty Could a barbaric annual tournament really be such a powerful incentive not to rise up in all that time I don't think soBIG ISSUESNevertheless it tackles some big themes that are particularly pertinent to teens the nature of friendship; divided loyalties; the difference between love and friendship; who to trust; whether the ends justify the means; the need to repay favours; the danger of power wealth and celebrity; the corrupting influence of reality TV; the need for independence and whether you can trust a parent who abandons you It all feels rather laboured to me but it might not if I were a teen which only reinforces my puzzlement at the number of adults who have enjoyed it I must be missing somethingNARRATIVE STRUCTURE Nearly half the book is backstory and preparation for the games; the remainder is a tale of hunter and hunted I predicted the main plot twist less than a uarter of the way in and the fact that Katniss is telling the story limits the possible outcomes but the suspense was broken when it was made explicit way before the end There are some other twists between then and the final page but by then I was rather annoyed with the whole thingIMPLAUSIBILITY AND INCONSISTENCIESIf I'd enjoyed the book I would have found it easier to suspend my disbelief but as it was I was constantly irked by uestions and inconsistencies The contestants and their parents and grandparents have been forced to watch the games every year of their lives I suppose they had become inured to it but on the other hand that meant they knew the horror of it I just didn't believe there was as little fear in them as there appeared to be given that they are children Participants don't want other participants to know where they are yet sponsor gifts occasionally drop out of the sky via silver parachute; not a risk apparently It's all filmed by numerous invisible floating cameras I can buy that but that somehow includes filming inside a cave that is virtually sealed I can't How and why would any of these participants be able to measure time to within half hour intervals How big is Panem It can only be a tiny part of the USA because each district specialises in only one thing coal mining agriculture etc and has just one town suare that can accommodate everyone 8000 people in District 12 and yet it's a day's train journey from District 12 to the Capitol It doesn't seem like a very plausible settlement pattern in a post disaster world even given the totalitarian regime concentrating people in a few centres makes it easier to observe and perhaps control them but it also creates opportunities for opposition movements to developCOMPARED WITH LORD OF THE FLIESThere are some similarities with Lord of the Flies my review here but although The Hunger Games is likely to have appeal to modern teens I think there are at least two crucial differences In LotF one person's survival is not necessarily at the cost of everyone else's It is even possible that they could all survive LotF has much depth and symbolism it tackles original sin; the mystical Beast; leadership tribal allegiance and group dynamics including bullying and attitudes to difference and minor disability and the importance of ritual and beliefThe second point is what makes LotF a better book in my opinion Of course there are other obvious parallels with extreme reality shows such as Survivor and I'm a Celebrity get me out of here but the fundamental differences are not just that contestants in those shows do not fear for their lives but that they are adults who have chosen to enter I TRIED TO ENJOY ITAny fans who read this will now hate me I wanted to enjoy this book and I read it all the way through making notes as usual but to no avail Sorry LMAAAOOOO Thats Peeta folks xD Hahahahaha Totally xDHAHAHAHAHA Laughed my ass off on this XDOMFG HUNGER GAMES CINEMA OO ITWASFREAKINGAMAZING ♥Am Iam I still alive oO pinches myself ouch Yes I can stay alive for the next movieAnd I was crying before the movie even started Damn cinema showing 'The Titanic 3D' movie trailer OMG there were sooo many moments where I was crying And God I love my Pakistani people they were so much fun to watch with ' 3Go and watch The Hunger Games movie NOW When is the next movie coming 'D 3I just died OH YES I DID becaaaussseee‘Hunger Games’ Clip Peeta Mellark’s Interview With CaesarOMG PEETA LOOKS SO HOT OMG OMG OMG 3 And how he says well shes here with me 'Dhttpmockingjaynet20120312hungThe Hunger Games ET Behind The Scenes Extended Version Yes people in this video you can watch Peeta escaping for his life throwing breads and hugging Katniss EEEE ^^Five Days and 21 hours till the Red carpet premiereOMFG OMFG OMFG OO Anyway guys KATNISS AND CINNA FULL 4 MIN SCENE SONG released Its so creppy and weird LOVE IT xDArcade Fire Abraham's Daughterhttpwwwyoutubecomwatchv1N9iDOMG ONE OF THE HUNGER GAMES SCENES xDWhen Katniss shoots arrow in the apple while preparing watching this I am like FUCK YEA ^^27 days OMFG ^^ SO DAMN EXCITED DAnyway new picture people DPeeta painting Now isn’t that just adorable XD 3Josh Hutcherson Awesome oneinterview OMG THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 3Deep Shadows by TTL am getting chills This instrumental is PerfectNew picture D Official coverOMG FIRST SOUNDTRACK RELEASED ^^ 3Safe and Sound by no other than TAYLOR SWIFT FT THE CIVIL WARhttpwwwyoutubecomwatchvYFEDTtOk I thought it would be like you know metal but this rocks D 3THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OMG OMG OMG ITS PERFECT ITS FAB girl sueal THIS IS SO FREAKING AMAZING xDhttpwwwyoutubecomwatchvp 5ANFor me its like I read this series I loved them Then I saw the first book becoming a movie And now watching the trailer I feel so good Like a dream come true And I already watched the trailer like 15 20 times XDYeah I nearly died while looking at this pictures XXWhats the use of reviewing this book when its awesome and everybody knows it Ijustcan'twaittillfreakingMarch232012 D May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor  Latest BookTube Video is up a totally serious take on writing Young Adult Lit The Written Review “Happy Hunger Games And may the odds be ever in your favor” Every year Panem post apacolyptic North America hosts a Hunger Games involving one female and one male representative from each of its twelve districts to fight to the death All of the Districts of Panem must watch the Games as a form of yearly entertainment when in actuality it's a power play put on by the Capitol the wealthiest of the districts For there to be betrayal there would have to have been trust first The Capitol uses the Games as a way to demonstrate the sheer helplessness of the other Districts and to keep the population cowed and in fearWhen Katniss's sister twelve year old Prim is chosen as this year's competitor Katniss volunteers to take her place Peeta a boy from the richer side of District 12 is chosen as the male representative I'm than just a piece in their Games Soon she and Peeta are whisked away to the Capitol a place of incredible wealth and heartbreaking cruelity And while Katniss has sworn to come back to her sister she really has to wonder what will be left of her if she returns “Here's some advice Stay alive” Honestly this was the best apocalyptic YA teen novel I've read this yearTo be fair this was one of the very first YA series I read so every time I re read it I am just overwhelmed with nostalgiaBut when I take off my rose tinted glasses I still think it's a pretty solid seriesThe characters are really well done I love how Katniss's motivation is both pure and ruthlessness and her personality isn't tainted with over the top self sacrificing eyerollingly awful simpering mess that I see in uite a few of the newer YA series Katniss's love for her sister humanized her otherwise stiff character Her pride and will to survive energized the novel and kept me absolutely hooked I appreciate that the smidge of romance does not overpower the novel Finally a YA novel that plot doesn't solely hang on a love triangle I love that it's of a survivalist story Overall really pleased with this novel cannot wait to reread the restAudiobook CommentsRead by Carolyn McCormick and she gave life to Katniss Loved the audioAnd here's another booktube video If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that I was forced into watching Mockingjay Part II this weekend To clarify I watched the second part of the last Hunger Games movie without having read any of the books without having watched any of the moviesNeedless to say I was confused as fuckSo many uestions and thoughts ran through my mind as I watched the movie Why is Peeta so thin Did that huge ass bruise really disappear from her neck the next day Is Katniss supposed to look like she's about to burst into tears at any given moment or is that just Jennifer Lawrence Woody Harrelson is in this movie Hey it's Margaery from Game of Thrones Who's President Snow What's a Mockingjay Lesser Hemsworth is pretty hotWell you get the point I know how the book ended and I still have no idea who anyone is and neither do I know their names with the exception of Peeta Gale President Snow that Coin woman and Katniss Of course knowing how the book ended means I probably should read the first book so here I am the last person on earth to read The Hunger GamesAnd it was good It was really good My sister was right she usually isWhat else can I say that hasn't already been said I loved it The world building was interesting although it helps that I've seen what it looks like on the big screen and Katniss is awesome One of the things my sister didn't like about the first movie is that the on screen Katniss was different from her portrayal in the first book I haven't watched that movie but I kind of see how the screen portrayal of Katniss might have bothered her Book Katniss is strong kick ass without being a Mary Sue She has a fierce love for her sister and she is manipulative and cunning She uses the prospect of romance to protect herself she has no ualms about using people and I love that about herTime to watch Movie #1

  • Hardcover
  • 374 pages
  • The Hunger Games
  • Suzanne Collins
  • English
  • 12 June 2016
  • 9780439023481

About the Author: Suzanne Collins

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameSince 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 B

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