BOOK TALK BY KYLE WELCHThe Hunger GamesBy Suzanne Collins
SUZANNE COLLINSBorn: August 10, 1962 in ConnecticutShe graduated from Indiana Universitywith a double major in Drama andTelecommunications.Started her career in 1991 writingchildrens television shows.Gregor the Overlander was her firstbook.The Hunger Games was published in2008.
THE HUNGER GAMES The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss that livesin district twelve. She lives with her mom and her sister namedPrim. Her dad had died in a mine explosion. She likes to gohunting with her friend Gale. Her sister is picked to go to theHunger Games, a tournament that happens once a year were aboy and a girl from each district are sent to fight to the death in anarena. She volunteers to take the place of her sister. The boy thatis picked is Peeta
THE MIDDLE Katniss and Peeta are sent to the capital to prepare for theHunger Games. There they meet their mentor Haymitch, the oldwinner of the Hunger Games for district 12. Katniss also meetsCinna, the man that designs all of the outfits she will wear in thecapital. She is interviewed by reporters in the capital. She is thensent to the arena where the Hunger Games will take place. Thearena is giant with a forest, grassy plains, and a lake. When thegames start she automatically runs into the woods. There shefights the other kids.
THE END Katniss finds Peeta in the arena. He is wounded.Suddenly a loud voice comes on the speakers. It says that thisyear there can be two winners. Peeta and Katniss are so happy.During the night they decide to go find Cato the only other kid left.While they are walking wolf like creatures jump from the bushesand start to chase them. They run to the middle of the arena werea cornucopia is. Cato is also there hiding from the creatures theyfight him on top of the cornucopia. They end up pushing Cato off.A voice comes on the speaker and says that there can be only onewinner. Katniss and Peeta decide to kill themselves by eatingpoisonous berries. Before they die the voice comes on thespeaker and says they both win.