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Dear Suzanne Collins,

I admire your work on the book series The Hunger Games. I want to tell you that your books have changed the way I see the world today. The book made me feel very grateful. This also made me look at other countries and see how we, as Americans we are spoiled and live lavish lives for no reason really. This is what I know about The Hunger Games trilogy.

The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in an unspecified future time, in the totalitarian nation of Panem. The country consists of the wealthy Capitol, located in the Rocky Mountains, and twelve (formerly thirteen) poorer districts ruled by the Capitol. The Capitol is lavishly rich and technologically advanced, but the twelve districts are in varying states of poverty – the trilogy's narrator and protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, lives in District 12, the poorest region of Panem, formerly known as Appalachia, where people regularly die of starvation. As punishment for a past rebellion against the Capitol wherein twelve of the districts were defeated and the thirteenth purportedly destroyed, one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts, between the ages of twelve and eighteen, are selected by lottery to participate in the Hunger Games on an annual basis. The Games are a televised event, with the participants, called "tributes", being forced to fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena. The winning tribute and his/her home district are then rewarded with food and supplies. The purpose of the games is to provide entertainment for the Capitol and to serve as a reminder to the Districts of the Capitol's power and lack of remorse. The capitol in my opinion is like the government and the well fair system today. Violence, obsession with physical appearance and the need for food are general topics that relate to both Panem and our world. Basically, the entire idea of The Hunger Games was for you to be able to depict children killing children, turning the theme into the most...
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