The Hunger Games


Discussion Topics

1. Why is it so important to Peeta that the Games not change him?

2. Do you feel as if the Hunger Games reflect some of the emotion behind those who watch reality television?

3. Do you believe that Peeta’s feelings for Katniss were genuine? If so, at what point in the novel did you begin to have that belief?

4. Why did Katniss initially ignore Haymitch’s advice about heading away from the Cornucopia?

5. What is the significance of the wolf-like muttations at the end of the novel?

6. Do you feel that career tributes like Cato were as much victims of the Capitol as the other tributes like Rue, Thresh, Peeta and Katniss?

7. What was Peeta’s greatest asset in the arena?

8. What is the significance of Rue’s relationship with Katniss? In what ways did Rue’s death motivate Katniss?

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