The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Review by Ella; dreamer, ski racer, writer, and rock climber. Ella lives in SV, Idaho with her mom, dad, cat, dog, gecko, and fish.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about Katniss Everdeen, a girl who lives in District 12 of Panem. Panem is the society that rises after the fall of North America. There are 12 districts whose people barely have enough to eat and are mistreated by peacekeepers, basically Panem’s police. Then there is the Capitol. The people in the Capitol are filthy rich and have the most lavish lives anyone could hope for.
At the beginning of Panem, there were 13 districts. The 13th district staged an uprising and was blown off the map because of this. Now every year the citizens of every district must give up two children, a boy, and a girl, between the ages of 12 and 18 to go to the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games provide entertainment for the people of the Capitol where the tributes (what the children chosen are called), are forced to fight to the death in a deadly arena.
Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen at the age of 12 to go to the games. and Katniss bravely volunteers in her place as the first volunteer tribute in the history of District 12 ever. The other tribute chosen is Peeta Mellark, a boy who once saved Katniss’s life. Katniss and Peeta embark on the journey of a lifetime and soon they are facing the biggest challenge anyone can face: The Hunger Games!