|The First Book in the Trilogy.|
The Hunger Games
Hey guys, so yeah I know I'm like late by 3 years but what can I say? I love reading books but when you have a very busy house, with 2 brothers, 17 and almost graduating high school, looking at Colleges/Unies... You tend to do things a little bit late I suppose, anyways I digress. The point is, I want to talk this book that everyone was so hyped about and with a movie adaption coming along with it, everyone must read the book first, or for others the other way around. I've started reading this book right after I got the Trilogy Edition from my wifey, and I love it. Let get to the setting and the main points of the story.
Note: IT IS SPOILER FREE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
The story is set in a fictional version of North America, in a nation called Panem. Panem is governed by the Capitol, which rules the surrounding twelve district around it. The Capitol is known to be harsh and cruel by forcing each of the twelve districts to send one girl and one boy who are the ages between twelve to eighteen to the Capitol to participate in an annual event called the Hunger Games. During the Hunger Games, each of the two contestants from their district are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one victor to claim their prize and luxury for their district. The story follows a young sixteen year old girl named Katniss Everdeen, who lives with her mother and her younger sister. Katniss has voluntarily took the place of her younger sister in the Games to protect her has much as she can. Survival is second nature for Katniss, but she must also weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
This book is really amazing, as it really touches your thoughts about what we have today, in our society and how grateful that we live in a nation that cares for our citizens. We have Human Rights that have been created to protect the rights of many people around the world. This story strips that away from the citizen of Panem, as they have to fend for themselves, taking risk to find food, trading items for necessities or food, living in a poor community with a harsh environment and not depend on the government. It makes me wonder, if any of the other countries in the book have notice with Panem what they were doing. Having the thought of watching children who are not fully developed into adults, die right in front of me for entertainment is sick, but their are people are like that out there, and that is how this books captures us in. It creates an environment that everyone (or mostly everyone) detest today. It just wrong to have to go through that, or even seeing your own blood to have to suffer the Games. I would recommend anyone reading this to go pick up a copy of this book, or more, the whole trilogy.
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