Hunger Games-What does Panem Look Like?


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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

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Hunger Games-What does Panem Look Like?

  1. 1. ==== ====Product Details And Reviews ====Kat is a 16 year old in a post apocalyptic North America, she has a younger sister namedPrimrose and they do their best to survive each day with their mother. Her father died in a tragicmining accident, and she had to step into the role of provider at an early age. Using the huntingskills he taught her, she spends most of her days hunting illegally in the woods for meat and otherforms of sustenance. Not so bad right?Wrong. The real tragedy is the regime that they live under, a terrifying monolithic monarchy knownas The Capitol. The Capitol is in the center of 13 different districts (12 of them inhabited) that areruled under the iron hand dictatorship. The districts are doled out food and supplies as the Capitolsees fit, and they are kept in near destitute conditions to ensure that they remain culled andcontrollable. The most atrocious actions of the Capitol take place once per year, when they host"The Hunger Games".A competition that forces each district to submit a boy and a girl between the age of 12-18 to abarbaric contest. They are taken to an arena of gargantuan proportions, and there they are pittedagainst each other in a battle of mortal combat, survival, and keen intellect. The boy or girl who outsurvives the others garners favor for his or her district. The Capitol allocates special food stuffsand supplies for that next year to all the peoples of the victors homeland.Suzanne Collins writing is simple yet powerfully thought provoking. There are only a handful ofbooks that I have ever read that made me as nervous as Hunger Games did. Katniss is submittedto the games, and she must kill and outsmart her peers from the other districts in order to survive.THIS BOOK IS THE FEMALE EQUIVALENT TO ENDERS GAME. Some of you may understandmy feelings towards Orson Scott Cards masterpiece, and if you do, you know what an immensecompliment I just bestowed on Suzanne Collins. This is a must read scenario people. Go get acopy, or I will loan you mine. (I promise that if my children want to escape my wrath, they will readEnders Game and NOW Hunger Games)Chad de Lisle is a newly married college student in Utah. He spends much of his day with his wifeHilary and their dog Bobby Dylan. He spends his weekends as a Dungeon Master for his friendsDungeons and Dragons games.His website: http://www.resmirch.comArticle Source:
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