The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins Raphael Guieb Reading- Miss Roche Rm.62 May 6, 2012
Author Biography My author’s name is Suzzane Collins. She was born August10, 1962. Her family has many people who have served in the army.She currently is 47 years old, lives in Connecticut, is married, and hastwo children. At first, she wrote children’s television shows. TheHunger Games trilogy has changed her life and became very popularthe year it came out. Another series she has written are The UnderlandChronicles. She is well known for being a creative, descriptive, andinnovative writer.http://suzannecollins.org/biography/
Summary The Hunger Games is about a young teen, Katniss Everdeen,whose life is changed in such short time. Katniss has helped herfamily survive thought starvation with her bestfriend, Gale, who is alot of help to her. The country she lives in forces two people fromeach of the twelve districts to go into a battlefield and fight to thedeath. Unfortunately, her younger sister, Primrose, was chosenwhich lead to Katniss volunteering to take her place. The otherperson who is chosen to go with her is Peeta Mellark, a boy whodoes not have any experience in battle but is very strong. The gamesbegin and are very cruel. Many have made allies and enemies. Whowill win you ask? Read the book and find out.
CharactersMain Characters• Katniss Everdeen- a brave, fearless, tough, independent, and caring young teen. She is a great hunter and is courageous in time of need.• Peeta Mellark- a stong,fearless boy who loves Katniss but tries not to show it.• Rue- a young, independent, and stealthy girl who form an alliance with KatnissSupporting Characters• Haymitch Abernathy- an alcoholic but serious in time of need. He is Katniss and Peeta’s advisor.• Cinna – He is Katniss’s dresser who grows to be a good friend with Katniss. He gives Katniss very good advise along the way.
Plot • INTRODUCTION- Meet Katniss and Prim- Setting Panem • Rising Action-Katniss and Prim go to the Reapings and Prim gets chosen as tribute to fight to the death.-Katniss volunteers for Prim-Peeta Mellark is chosen as the other tribute-Katniss and Peeta train with Haymitch, their advisor.-Katniss gets her score and it is an eleven-The Games begin and Katniss grabs a backpack with a sleeping bag and an empty waterbottle-Katniss sleeps in a tree for a few nights-Katniss sees that Peeta has made an alliance with other tributes.-Katniss cuts a nest a hive off a tree and they sting Peeta and his allies.-Katniss forms an alliance with Rue, another tribute-Katniss and her become friends.-Katniss sabotages Peeta and his alliies fort.
Plot Continued- Katniss kills some of the people against her-Peeta’s allies betrayed him and left him injured Climax-The capitol tells that people in the same district were able to team up • Falling Action-Katniss finds Peeta and they team up-Katniss tends to Peeta’s wounds-They together kill other tributes-They camp in a cave to heal-They build a friendship surviving together.-They kill the last tribute • Conclusion-They get the news that only now one tribute could survive and they decide to killthemselves but the announcer takes back what he said.-They say their goodbyes to the people that helped them.
Vocabulary1. Acquisition- the learning or developing of a skill, habit, or quality“Most of it has been consumed with the acquisition of food.” page 311.2.Grotesque- comically or repulsively ugly or distorted“Most of the stylists they interview on television are so dyed, stenciled, andsurgically altered they’re grotesque.” page 633. dissipate-disperse or scatter.“ I’ve had about him dissipate because if either of us took the other’s life nowwe’d be pariahs when we returned to District 12.” page 2474.pariahs- an outcast“I’ve had about him dissipate because if either of us took the other’s life nowwe’d be pariahs when we returned to District 12.” page 2475.tesserae-a token worth one year supply of grain for one person“Prim is not to take any tesserae” page 34
Starring Actors Katniss Everdeen as Alexandra Daddario
Starring ActorsCinna asWill Smith Haymitch as Robert Downey Jr.
Soundtrack TunesA scene when Prim is chosen as tribute andKatniss volunteers for her.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bAMpQId5QI
Rating I gave the Hunger Games a rating of 4 out of 5 stars I very much enjoyed the book becuause itwas so full of action. It always made you wonderwhat would happen next and just draw you in.Sometimes the book could be slow but the actionpacked parts made up for it. I recommend thisbook to people that like action and suspensefilled books