Language Arts/ Literacy
Periods 1-2 Book Talk: The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins
What the book was about:
The Hunger Games is a book taking place in the nation of Panem, the cruel, superficial capitol surrounded by twelve districts. To keep the districts in order, and to remind them how powerful they really are, the Capitol makes each district send a boy and girl to take part in the Hunger Games, a brutal, gory fight to the death live on television, made so each person in every district is forced to watch the tributes murdering each other. Katniss Everdeen, a hardworking, sixteen year old, was expecting one of the typical reaping days, until her little sister, Prim, got chosen as one of the tributes. Immediately, Katniss volunteered to take her sisters place in the games, and stepped up to the platform of tributes. This small step was the beginning of the turning point of her life, where she would have to make decisions that would affect her family, friends, and even her own life or death.
A passage from the novel: (page 252)
“Peeta?” I whisper. ”Where are you?” There’s no answer. Could I just have imagined it? No, I’m certain it was real and very close at hand, too. “Peeta?” I creep along the bank
“Well, don’t step on me.”
I jump back. His voice was right under my feet. Still there’s nothing. Then his eyes open, unmistakably blue in the brown mud and green leaves. I gasp and am rewarded with a hint of white teeth as he laughs. It’s the final word in camouflage. Forget chucking weights around. Peeta should have gone into his private session with the Gamemakers and painted himself into a tree. Or a boulder. Or a muddy bank full of weeds. “Close your eyes again,” I order. He does, and his mouth too and completely disappears. Most of what I believe to be his body is actually under a layer of mud and plants. His face and arms are so artfully disguised as to be...
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