The Hunger Games: Why You Should Read it Before You See It

 

With all the buzz surrounding the up and coming Hunger Games movie, I felt it was time to read the book. The book is a very fast paced and exciting story all about Katniss Everdeen’s experence in the Hunger Games.

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of  Panem , a shinning Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol ro send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – Televised for all of Panem to see. Survival is second nature to Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and  younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to  take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love

This is the excerpt from the back of the book. Just by reading this, I automatically wanted to read this book. The premise behind this, and the way Suzanne Collins writes, just pulls me in and makes me want to learn more. While this story seems to just be the base of someone needing to save their life and beat the game, there is obviously more going on than that.

For all interested here is the trailer to the move:

 

The Hunger Games Trailer from SpineOut on Vimeo.

…But you should really check out the book at your local library first.

Here is the Cover to the First Book in the Series

 

 

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