The Hunger Games Book Review
The adventurous yet sensitive story about a teenager in, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, portrays a girl facing many obstacles, she is put in many scenarios that could put her life in danger. Katniss is a 16 year old girl living with her mother and younger sister in District 12. Every year, there is an event called, The Hunger Games, where you must survive to win. When Katniss’s sister is chosen to participate, she decides to take her sister’s place. The Hunger Games is written in first person point of view. When Katniss explains about the government, she tells us that, “Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch - this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy” (Pg. 18). The Hunger Games, Katniss tells us, becomes a way for the rulers in the Capitol to flex their big old muscles. The main purpose is to remind the Districts how to tweak they are - and that their deaths are basically televised entertainment. In this sense, the Games are a form of control. The Hunger Games has many rhetorical strategies, one of my favorites is flashback. One of Katniss’s flashbacks is about Rue, one of the contestants in The Hunger Games, “Tonight sends me Rue, still decked in her flowers, perched in a high sea of trees, trying to teach me to talk to the mockingjays. I see no sign of her wounds, no blood, just a bright, laughing girl. She sings songs I’ve never heard in a clear, melodic voice” (Pg. 239). Rue has shown up in her dreams. Earlier that day, Rue has died and Katniss put a bunch of flower petals onto the ground and laid Rue on them. Katniss then sees her in a dream and has a flashback about Rue laying on the flowers. I liked this book very much, but I believe that I should have read the book, before I saw the movie. I liked this book because it has many of my favorite genres: adventure, romance, and action. Another reason on why I like this book is because the...
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