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The Hunger Games Oral Book Review

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Lilyann Graham

on 13 March 2014

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Transcript of The Hunger Games Oral Book Review

By: Lilyann Graham
The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins
This Background symbolises the importance of the book vs the movie.
Suzanne Collins
Starting out, Suzanne was a childrens television writer. She penned many different award winning shows such as Oswald and Little Bear. After that she began to write novels. Her earliest and least popular ones are Gregor The Overlander and The Underland Chronicles Finally she wrote The Hunger Games series and it becam extreamly popular all around the world. On March 23, 2012 Lionsgate released a film adaption of The Hunger Games but that was the first out of the four movies they have made. The next movie, Mocking Jay Part 1, will be released on November 21 2014 and Mocking Jay Part 2 on November 20 2015
This book was set in the near future after the uprising. It is also on the continent of North America which is mainly ruins. There new "country" is called Panem and it is focused on the Capitol although it has 12 districts. It started with 13 but they had to eliminate that district because they rebelled.
Plot Summary
Katniss Everdeen was hunting in the woods with Gale.
Primrose Everdeen was chosen as tribute in the 74th annual Hunger Games.
Katniss volunteers as tribute to take place of her sister.
Peeta Mellark was chosen as the boy tribute also.
Peeta and Katniss went on the train with Effie (their representative) and Haymitch (their mentor) heading to the Capitol.
Plot Summary 2
Katniss and Peeta are "set on fire" to show off at the opening ceremonies.
They begin training for the games.
They are finally put into the arena to fight.
There are 11 deaths on the first day at the cornucopia.
Katniss and Peeta split up and dont mmet up again till...
Katniss is chased up a tree by Catos group which Peeta has teamed up with.
Katniss attacks them with a tracker jacker nest.

In the Hunger Games young children are forced to fight to the death and around the world children are put in armies to fight and have abilities to fight like adults cant.

Wasp hybrid
Attacks anyone who disturbs
Used in the war.
Cause severe hallucinations
Several stings cause death
Tracker Jackers
Plot Summary 3
Plot Summary 3
Katniss teams up with Rue a small girl from 11.
Rue is speared through the chest causing death.
It is announced that they are allowing two tributes from the same district to win together.
Katniss finds Peeta who is wounded.
Katniss helps with Peeta in a small cave they find.
Katniss cannot help Peeta so she goes to the Cornucopia to get medicine.
Plot Summary 4
Clove is killed by Thresh
Katniss gives Peeta the medicine and he begins to get better
Cato kills Thresh.
Katniss and Peeta end up accidentally killing FoxFace.
Katniss, Peeta, and Cato are the only three left.
Main Character Study
Dynamic: She under goes a lot in this book. She is put into the capitol, she falls in love with a boy and she witnesses many deaths (some of her own doing).
Static: Peeta went through the same stuff as Katniss but did not change much in this book. He had always loved Katniss and he already knew so much about her
Main Character Study 2
Dynamic: In the beginning he had absolutely no hope for Katniss and Peeta. He had seen so many tribute that he mentored die. In the end he showed that he cared and was happy that they had made it.
Static: Effie's personality never really changed throughout the book. She was always a stuck up rich woman who only cared about her hair.
The Hunger Games is in:
1st person from Katniss' eyes
Figurative Language
1: Quote: "As long as you can find yourself, you'll never starve."
Page: 52
Untill Katniss learned to hunt she had never found herself. Once she began to hunt she learned how to provide for her family and they will never starve.

2: "Riiiipp! I grit my teeth as Venia, a women with aqua hair, and gold tattoos above her eyebrows, yanks a strip of fabric from my leg, tearing out the hair beneath it."
Page: 51
Katniss is being waxed for the games and it makes a loud ripping noise.
Figurative Language 2
3: Quote: "My legs, arms, torso, underarms, and parts of my eyebrows have been stripped of the stuff, leaving me like a plucked bird, ready for roasting."
Page: 61
The capitol can pick and praw at the tributes so they have everything and the tributes have nothing. That is why she is like a pluked bird.
Dont let anyone control who you are and who you want to be because you are you not anyone else. Pgs. 334-336
Authors Tone
The authors tone was intense and captivating. you were always on the edge of your seat.
Readers Mood
There were some parts that were sad, some happy, some dull, and some overwhelming. To be honest I ended up crying at the end when they got out of the arena.
3.) What is your over all response of the book?
I thought that I was not going to like it because I had ready seen the movie but it was so much better than the movie and it was definitively more detailed and informative.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Peeta and Katniss fought Cato to the death with help from mutant dogs that resembled the fallen tributes. They did indeed succeed and got out of the arena.
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