Written by Suzanne Collins
This is probably one of my all-time favorite books. The story is about Katniss, a sixteen year old girl. She lives in Panem, a big country that replaces north america in the future. After a rebellion against the government, the country was divided into the capitol and 12 districts, to be able to control it better. To remind the people of Panem that the government is in charge, every year they organize these so called hunger games, where a girl and a boy from each district enter a big natural arena where they hide, fight and survive. The motto is basically “Kill, or get killed”.
I found this book extremely interesting and incredibly suspense-building. There were hidden cameras everywhere inside of the arena so the whole country of Panem could watch the hunger games all the time. Whenever the audience would get bored because there wasn’t enough killing action going on, the gamemakers would draw the contestants together. Sometimes they would do that by setting fires in the woods, where the boys and girls had to run out of the fire and would end up facing each other. Other times, the gamemakers would invite all the contestants to a ‘feast’ in a certain place in the arena, where they would give the contestants something they desperately needed.
I like how the author came up with these ideas, how she explained that the gamemakers did all these cruel things, for the sanguinary capitol people, who enjoyed watching these