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The Hunger Games

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Christian Aman

on 26 January 2016

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Transcript of The Hunger Games

The Main Problem
Retell, Relate and Reflect

In the country of Panem stands 13 cities: Districts 1 through 12, and the Capitol. Many years ago, the Capitol bombed District 13 as they started to rebel. As a reminder of the Capitol's strength, they created the Hunger Games.
Every year, 1 boy and 1 girl from each district between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen to go into an arena and fight to the death on live TV. The 1 tribute that survives will get loads of food supplies for their district for a year. This book follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, the female tribute of District 12, and how she handles going into the arena.

This book is obviously also similar to Catching Fire and Mockingjay (the other Hunger Games) books; Catching Fire having another Games, and Mockingjay summing up the series. It also can be compared to the book Ender's Game.
I can't really compare to this book, but last year on a class trip to Ottawa, I felt so far away from my family, and so far away from home, as it was my first time away from home overnight. This was kind of like what Katniss was going through when she left her home behind and went to the Capitol to participate in the Games.
The only thing happening in the world right now that kind of compares to this book is the horrible tragedy of wars going on in other countries, as well as lots of killing.
In Catching Fire, I wonder if Katniss ends up running away with Gale as Gale suggested before she departed to compete in the Games.
The Arena
Katniss Everdeen
The main character of The Hunger Games is 16-year-old
Katniss Everdeen, named after the katniss flower. She's not
very talkative, and doesn't have many friends, but she cares
for her family, especially her sister, Primrose Everdeen. She
lives in District 12, with Prim, her mom, and Prim's pets Butt-
ercup the scrawny cat and Lady the goat. Her dad died in a
mine explosion when she was 11. She also likes to go hunting with her best friend, 18-year-old Gale, and her only real female friend is the mayor's daughter, Madge. Later on, she befriends fellow tribute Peeta Mellark and pretends to be his girlfriend to survive. She is very good at using the bow, and shoots animals in the eye every time. She later learns how to use snares, with the help of Gale.
Suzanne Collins is the ever popular author of the Hunger Games series,
as well as others.
Notable books:
The Underland Chroicles series:
Gregor the Overlander (2003); Gregor
and the Prophecy of Bane (2004); Gregor and the Curse of the Warm-
bloods (2005); Gregor and the Marks of Secret (2006); and Gregor and
the Curse of Claw (2007).
The Hunger Games trilogy:
The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010).
Other books:
Fire Proof: Shelby Woo #11 (1999);

When Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005); Year of the Jungle (2013)
Collins resides in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, within Newtown, Connecticut with her hus-band and their two children. She is a Roman Catholic.
The Hunger Games
Book Talk

The main conflict found in the story is that Prim, Katniss' sister, gets picked for the games. Terrified of losing her little sister, Katniss volunteers as tribute, meaning she will be participating in the Hunger Games.

The passage I chose is based on the main problem, where Prim is selected and Katniss jumps in her place. I think it's important because it's the main event of the book and really starts off the entire series. Here's the passage:
My passage
There are many main settings in this story: Katniss' house, District 12, the Capitol, etc, but the one I chose is the arena where Katniss, Peeta and 22 others compete. This is also where Katniss formed an alliance with fellow tribute, 12-year-old Rue, who reminded Katniss of Prim. The arena is a flat, open stretch of ground; a plain of hard packed dirt. To the north is nothingness, indicating either a steep downward slope or even a cliff. To the east lies a lake, and to the west and south lie a forest. In the center is the Cornucopia, a fake gold Cornucopia made of steel that holds food, medicine, water, and weapons in the mouth. This is to lure tributes in, so stronger ones can kill them. This is where most weak tributes die. It's called a Bloodbath. Finally, surrounding the Cornucopia, about 20 meters away, is 24 evenly spaced metal plates, where the tributes stand on for 1 minute while they view the arena.
In my opinion, this book is amazing. It is one of the best romactions, plus it has a hint of adventure! It is very interesting and I love the entire Hunger games trilogy, as it really appeals to me and once I start, I can't put it down! Even if you don't like romance or action or killing, you will love this book GUARANTEED!!! Many people in the class have either watched the movie, read the book, or both, as it's very popular. But some people haven't done either, and they should. And some of those people are listed here, along with people who only watched the movie:
Some people who will really like this book:
Martin, Julia, Jan, Yolanda, Josh, Emilka, Sebastian, Alex, Michael Pong, and MR. BALIK!!! (and everyone else who didn't read it)
My opinion
About the Author
The Hunger Games series also have become movies, with 4 movies in total (Mockinjay Part 1 and 2).

Did you know?
-The Hunger Games earned $408,010,692 in North America, and $283,237,076 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $691,247,768. It made the largest worldwide opening weekend for a film not released during the summer or the holiday period, earning $211.8 million, which was just ahead of Alice in Wonderland's previous record ($210.1 million)?
-The Hunger Games movie came out 4 years after the book, which came out back in 2008?

Movie Adaptations
Thank you for watching!

Keep calm and be Batman!
Feb. 7, 2014
Mr. Balik 7/8
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