The Hunger Games: Book Review: The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games is a book about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen's fight to survive in Panem's infamous Hunger Games, a show broadcasted displaying children fighting to the death. This book takes place in Panem, a post-United States nation, but the majority of the book takes place in the Capitol's arena for the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games starts with Katniss Everdeen preparing for the announcement of this year's tributes to the Hunger Games, better known as the Reaping. In the Hunger Games, only children are allowed to participate, and as a child gets older, their name gets put in another time. Before attending the mandatory gathering, Katniss consults her friend Gale, who is like a brother to Katniss. They both have high chances of participating…show more content…
While this may seem as a measure of cleanliness, I see it as the way the Capitol presents their tributes, perfect, with no flaws. On page 61, Katniss states she is in the "Remake Center," where all body hair is removed and all dirt is removed from your body before you enter the Capitol. The second piece of evidence I present is when Haymitch says, "In public, I want you by each other's side every minute, (page 92)." Haymitch does this to confirm the notion that Peeta likes Katniss like he says in his interview. Haymitch also does this to gain the two tributes sponsors who can give gifts in the arena. The final piece of evidence I believe supports my argument is when Katniss repeatedly kisses Peeta to receive gifts from sponsors in the arena, securing the thought of Peeta and Katniss together, to the audience anyway. Every time she does this, it's when she or Peeta are in need of something, like the soup or sleeping medicine. This happens on multiple occasions, getting one miraculous gift each time, on pages 186, 235, 272, and 296. On every occasion, Katniss receives one item, either sleep serum, burn medicine, District 11 bread, and a Capitol meal. In conclusion, the theme The Hunger Games displays the best is "an image is…show more content…
I overall liked the book and its characters. Though the most of the characters did change throughout the story, Katniss was more of a static character. She still had that sense of survival like she had in the beginning of the book, however, in her stay at the Capitol, she gained a better understanding of Panem's shining capital. The characters, setting, and actions were believable, but only in the far future. The plot was very exciting and fast-moving, which kept me interested in the book. The conflict is only possible in the future, since it is a post-North America setting and there is some high-tech medicine, such as instant cooling burn medicine. The main problem, winning the Hunger Games was solved. I do like the book, but the ending was slightly unsatisfying, as I wanted to see Peeta and Katniss interact with their loved-ones after the Hunger Games. As the book is part of a trilogy, I think that will be the start of the next installment of the series. I do intend to share my love of this book with my friends and recommend it if they need an interesting book to

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