Annotated Book Log: the Hunger Games

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Title: Hunger Games
Genre: Science fiction Adventure
Author: Suzanne Collins
Page #: 374

Summary: We travel towards the future in the Post-Apocalyptic nation Panem which is the remains of the old United States of America. Our main character and heroine Katniss Everdeen lives with her younger sister Primrose and widowed mother. The nation is divided into 12 districts, a severed District 13, and a capitol which hold Panem's tyrants. Katniss lives in District 12 known for it's mining, and despite going to high school , Katniss and her old guy-friend Gale Hawthorne hunt illegally to supply for their families and the black market. The 74th Annual Hunger Games has approached and a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the Capitol's Game in remembering the great war when all the districts defied them. To show they are still superior over them, the Capitol has placed an all-out war zone for everyone's entertainment each year. On the day of the drawing for tributes, Effie Trinket pulls the name Primrose despite their being hundreds of names in the drawing, Katniss however sacrifices herself in her sister's place along with Peeta Melark who was chosen to represent the guys. As they board the train to the Capitol, Katniss and Peeta meet and learn from their half-drunken mentor Haymitch Abernathy, coordinator Effie Trinket, and later . When Katniss finally reaches the Capitol, Peeta admits an unrequitted love for during the introductory show for all the tributes. This stirs up some tension and strife making the couple “Star-Crossed Lovers”. Finally we get into the battleground where swords, knieves, and arrows are flying everwhere! Katniss hides in trees constantly, almost gets blown up, and almost burned to death. She eventually find Peeta who is disguised in Mud hiding from the other tributes since he had hurt his leg from saving Katniss from Cato(a large/muscular/big District 2 tribute). Since the whole arena is televised, Katniss keeps up...
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