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In the wake of a second Civil War, America has been segregated into twelve Districts, parts of the nation of Panem. Panem is ruled by the affluent residents of the Capitol, a centrally located territory responsible for establishing order. As an annual show of loyalty to the Capitol, each District must send two young Tributes — one male, one female — to compete in the national Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games are an extended gladiatorial competition in which twenty-four young people fight to the death…until only one remains. Young huntress Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the Hunger Games in lieu of her younger sister.
Upon arrival at the Capitol, they are swiftly trained before being thrown into the arena. While some of the early chapters are a bit slow and feel amateurishthe story goes into overdrive once the Games begin. The world of the arena a gigantic forested environment is described in lush detail, but never feels overdone.
In retrospect, I wonder whether this novel is itself a form of irony: As one might expect in any story like this, worldview elements abound.
Chief among these is the utter sense of desolation and despair that pervades the novel. While many dystopian novels evoke this emotion somewhat, most offer some sort of hope however fragile. Concerns have been raised over the violence in this book — and for once, I can say that these complaints are not unfounded.
This is a story about children murdering other children in gladiatorial combat — graphically. This book is certainly not appropriate for readers under 13 or 14, and may be disturbing to older teens as well.
So, is it worth reading?
Older teens and adults who are fans of the genre will find much to like here. Readers aware of this undercurrent in advance will likely not find it problematic. This book, however, is simply not appropriate for many of the age who will want to read it especially after the forthcoming movie is released.
I liked this book a lot. But not everyone will — or should.In The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins has created a fascinating dystopian world.
The Hunger Games is a compelling novel focusing on life in an authoritarian society in which young people must compete to the death in the annual Hunger Games. The main character, year-old Katniss Everdeen, volunteers for the Hunger Games to keep her younger sister from being required to participate and .
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Our editors go to great lengths to match. The fans of Hunger Games will surely love the Maze Runner series. The story takes us to the Glade which is situated in the middle of the Maze which is yet to be solved.
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Oct 02, · The Hunger Games was adapted for a film, and the second book, Catching Fire, was adapted for a film. The third and final book, Mockingjay, is being adapted into two parts, to be released in and repectively.5/5.