Language Arts P.5
24 January 2012
Title: The Hunger Games
Author Background: The author of this book is Suzanne Collins, who currently lives in Connecticut with her family. She started her career in 1991 writing for children’s television. She has worked on Nickelodeon shows including Clarissa Explains it all, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear, and Oswald. Suzanne recently finished her third book in the series, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Genre: Science Fiction
Meaning of the Title: The title The Hunger Games has a very important meaning. Every year, between the districts, there are games titled the hunger games, where each district chooses two tributes, a boy and a girl, to play in a set of challenging battles to the death. Setting: The beginning of the story, the setting is taken place in district twelve in the country of Panem. Soon after, the story takes place in the Hunger games arena. Major Characters:
Katniss Everdeen- Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl who lives in District 12, a poor coal-mining region in the country of Panem. She's a volunteer tribute in Panem's annual Hunger Games, having taken the place of her younger sister in an act of heroic self-sacrifice. Peeta Mellark- When Peeta Mellark is selected as the tribute for District 12, all we really know about him is that he's a baker's son, a little bit emotional, and that Katniss really wishes he hadn't been the one chosen as her co-tribute. Through the book, we learn that he played a large part in helping Katniss's family survive after her father's death. For this, Katniss feels deeply indebted to him. Peeta is also in love with Katniss Everdeen. Hamitch Abernathy- Haymitch is a former District 12 tribute and winner of the Hunger Games who is now a middle-aged drunk. His job is to come out of his alcoholic addiction long enough to coach Katniss and Peeta to victory in the Hunger Games. He tends to use superior names like "sweetheart," which does...