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Author: Suzanne Collins Year Published: 2008 Genre: Science Fiction Presentation by: Emily Arnold
Setting The story takes place in what used to be North America. North America was demolished by natural disasters. The remains of it turned into the country of Panem. Panem is separated into 13 different districts. The main characters, Katniss and Peeta, come from District 12. The 13 th district was obliterated.
Characters Katniss has long dark hair that is almost always in a braid. She is always in hunting attire. She is very protective when is comes to her little sister, Prim. She can be very stubborn and demanding when speaking to Prim, Haymitch, or Peeta. She is also very stern when she talks to her mother. Peeta has short, dirty blonde hair. He wears a white cooking apron a lot when baking in his family’s bakery. Peeta is a very reserved person, he likes to isolate himself in his on serenity. He is an innocent boy, but his mom yells at him for the littlest reasons. Peeta is also very quite and doesn’t like to talk much.
Conflict The conflict in the story was all the tributes having to survive in the wood while trying not to get killed. It was a man vs man and a man vs nature conflict.
Summary of plot At the reaping, Prim gets chosen as the girl tribute. But Katniss volunteers. Peeta Mellark is the boy tribute.They take a high-powered train to the capitol. They train and prepare for the games. Once in the arena, the try to survive and stay away from other tributes. Who will win? You’ll have to read the book and find out.
Theme The theme I chose for my book was “Try to keep your humanity and dignity as you strive to stay alive.” I like this theme because in this book, Peeta quotes “I’m not gonna let them change me.” and Katniss gave up everything in District 12 for love.
Point of View This story was written in 1 st person to put it in Katniss’ perspective. If the author changed the point of view of the story, it would be completely different. Like, if it were told in Peeta’s point of view, it would probably explain what he thought about the games and everything else.
Symbolism The symbolism in my story was the golden pin the mayor’s daughter gave Katniss before she left for the capitol. The pin resembles district 12. It reminds Katniss of home. I found a picture of the pin on this site. http://wanelo.com/
Recommendation The Hunger games is a very good book. I recommend it because it is very suspenseful and it will keep you hanging. It was very action packed. I wanted to keep on reading. It is also a very descriptive book. I recommend this book to young adults. It is very comprehensive!