When Prim, Katniss's little sister, is picked against all odds, Katniss volunteers to go instead, which is practically unheard of in her district. The previous and present state of their relationship will be revealed throughout the book. It was a very frightening experience for her. She has a best friend named Gale, and they grew up together providing for their families. Due to the darkness of the story, it is best suited for teens and adults rather than tweens, although many younger kids have read the book or seen the movie or both. The Hunger Games has a way of getting into your head, it is an example of some very clever story telling that explores some very dark themes, and despite not being able to fully connect with the main character, you can still admire her skills and determination. The Capitol organises the Hunger Games every year to punish the districts.
I'm a teenage guy and I wasn't put off by the Twilight-esque romance or the fact that by the third book Katniss Everdeen becomes an emotional basket-case. Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, The Hunger Games September 2008 , immediately became a New York Times bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. In the first part, we are taken to the districts and witness their pain. In addition, the characters are all very strong and exhibit character development throughout the book. We also see her having the desire never to marry and bear children since the Capitol will subject them to the same punishment. With a variety of themes treated, this book also talks about life, family values and love. I love The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games generates suspense, action, and science fiction, and a form of dictatorship. She reads one chapter and forces herself to read a second before returning the book to her friend because, no, this is not a book she can enjoy. Her father died and now she has to kill animals for her family to eat. But when I watched the movie it was not at all how I imagined it to be. The United States no longer exists. I really am impressed and not due to the hype surrounding the movie and book series.
This series should not be taken lightly, and I highly recommend you read it before your children to see if they can handle the undertones of this book, and then use this opportunity to discuss these difficult subjects with them. I just think there are better things we could be doing with our children. Not a book for middle schoolers 6th-8th grade. Hunger Games provides an entertaining, suspense-filled, well-written stage for these issues to be brought forth and examined with young people - with the hope that they can recognize and become part of the groups of people who work to end them. She has set up a wonderful, and may I add realistic, post apocalyptic world.
What makes the hunger games a more thrilling story is the games win or die rule. Read to early, I fear, the child will merely see the violence and not have the maturity to see the deeper message. To put a game out there that children need to kill other children. Lionsgate really needs this project to go franchise. A lot of the book focuses on the government of Panem and the control they have of all the citizens and, although not nearly as extreme, you can compare it to how many American citizens feel about our own government. Peeta is clearly aware of her skills and she also knows this aspect Walker. It's not the description of the violence that is disturbing, but the implied terror the mere children feel and the continuing loss of character after character.
Each year, in punishment from previous rebellion of the Districts against the Capitol, two boys and two girls between the ages of twelve and eighteen from each district are forced to participate in a cruel and graphic televised event called the Hunger Games, hosted by the cold-hearted Capitol. While the creation of Panem is not fully fleshed out until the second book, we know that this authoritarian society was the result of a horrible disaster during the Dark Days, resulting in the establishment of twelve districts under the rule of the government in the Capitol. This book starts off on the day of the reaping, and Katniss has her name entered twenty times. After reading some of the death scenes I was shaken for days. Very well written but not for a family raising their children with good Christian values is my opinion. No, and we are lucky for that.
Also, although I wouldn't say that sexual content is an issue, there are scenes that I would be uncomfortable with my twelve year old siblings reading. Katniss is shocked and she volunteers to compete in the hunger games instead of Prim. My child just read this book in the 6th grade. It was also edited somewhat poorly, but that rarely distracted from the plot. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. She was killed and Katniss sang to her until she died. Although, it is the addition of teenagers, playing the central characters, which gives this book bite.
The ideas of the Story are so amazing for me, because I would never can write a book. Reflection on ethical and moral questions regarding murder and self-defense, on the impact of such a Games in a social and communal pyschology. Each year, the twelve districts must send two representatives, a girl and a boy, to participate in the Hunger Games. As the first book of the trilogy, The Hunger Games is compelling reading and makes the reader want to read the next book immediately to find out what happens to Katniss and Peeta. Yes, it is a captivating read, yes, it is a strong female character, but the fact that no one is bothered by the whole premise of the story is deeply disturbing.
We in the West are the Capitol, a comparison made more disquieting by the intentional allusion back to Huxley's Brave New World, one of the first dystopians in which the people were enslaved, not to a totalitarian state, but to their own pleasures, caught in a vast corporatocracy even though they were not even aware of its presence. The authors purpose was to entertain readers. Peeta lives in a family of bakers. And may the odds be ever in your favour! It is full of really awful graphic violence. Katniss illustrates the strength of a character with a persistent instinct for survival, but also with inability to trust others.