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The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Reviewed by Banana Girl (10)

In a time far, far into the future, life is great, and you party all night – unless of course you live in one of the twelve districts, where life is cruel and unfair. If you live in the Capitol, you enjoy every year, the watching of the Hunger Games, where children must battle it out to survive, in strange environments. Still sounding ok? The Capitol love it, but the districts hate it… Because it is their children being used in the games. Pretty much all the districts prepare their children for this, in case they are picked, unless you are in the last district : district twelve, the most unlucky.

Katniss Everdeen is in her late teens, and lives in district twelve and ever since her dad died, she hunted illegally to feed her mum and little sister Primrose (Prim). When Katniss and another boy, Peeta Mellark, are chosen for the Games, Katniss’s plan is : Survive the games, go home as a hero. Though not everything goes according to plan. Well of course it doesn’t, otherwise this would be a rubbish story!

I really like this book, it has also been made into a film, you may have seen adverts for the film of the last book ( the Hunger games are a trilogy) which I have not watched yet, but can’t wait for the chance to do so.

This is the kind of book where, hopefully I am not spoiling the end by saying this, things end up well in the long run, but lots of people do get killed and hurt in the meantime – just that kind of book! I have read all the books, and I really love them, because due to what I just said, you just don’t know what is going to happen next, anything could happen. It is meant to be fiction, although because this is set in the future, you just have no idea… In the meantime. The description is long and flowing, and really shows the world through the eyes of the main character Katniss, which is why I love it.

It tells us how the world has changed and much it could still change. It also shows that human beings are no natural independent creatures, that the we rely on team work to survive. The potential flaw in this is in the book, one gets too strong, and dominates, but still needs the weaker ones to lean on. ( For example, the Capitol relies on the districts for resources, like food, coal, metal and cloth. )If just one of these crumble then they all crumble, DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUN!

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