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The hunger games by jonathan cassano


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The hunger games by jonathan cassano

  1. 1. By: Suzanne CollinsJonathan Cassano Reading-Roche 5th period 5/6/12
  2. 2. S u z a n n e C o llin s* Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut.Suzanne’s dad was a U.S. Air Force officer who served in the Vietnam War.Since her dad was a military officer, her family was always moving. Sheattended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. That is were shebecame a Theater Arts major. After Suzanne was done with college, shegraduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama andTelecommunications. In 1991, Suzanne began her career as a writer ofchildren’s television shows for Nickelodeon. Later on, Suzanne wanted to stopwriting children television shows and be a book writer. Her best know worksare The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Underland Chronicles.*Suzanne Collins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. 3. S umma ryThis book is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives with her mom and herlittle sister Primrose Everdeen. Every year, a woman named Effie Trinket calls outone boy and one girl in every 12 districts to fight to the death on television. Thisevent is called the Hunger Games and is held every year in North America.Katniss’s little sister Prim gets called to be in the Hunger Games, but Katnissdoesn’t want Prim to take place as tribute because she is to young and doesn’tknow how to survive like Katniss does. Katniss volunteers to take Prim’s place astribute in the Hunger Games and so does a boy named Peeta Mellark. Before thegames start, all tributes from every district train in the Training Center withweapons such as the bow and arrow, sword, and throwing knives. After alltributes have to take place in the Hunger Games, they enter tubes that lift them upinto the arena to fight. Once the games start, Katniss struggles to survive. Shehas a hard time finding water, hunting animals, and searching for good places tohide and sleep. 3
  4. 4. C ha ra c te rs Katniss Everdeen- A sixteen year old girl that likes to hunt in illegal woods by her house with her best friend Gale. Katniss is one of the tributes participating in the Hunger Games. She has a very poor family and Katniss has to take care of them. Katniss is skilled at surviving by herself, hunting, and helping her family out. Gale Hawthorne- He is one of Katniss’ best friends and also helps Katniss’ family survive. He also likes to hunt in the same woods as Katniss does. He has lots of traits that Katniss has, such as surviving by himself, hunting, and helping out Katniss’s family. Haymitch Abernathy- He is Katniss’ mentor that helps her train before the Hunger Games. When he drinks wine, he always ends up getting drunk. Peeta Mellark- a boy from Katniss’ district that is a tribute in the Hunger Games. He is very quiet at times and has liked Katniss from the first day he met her in kindergarden. He is also the son of a baker that gives food to Katniss so that her poor family can survive. Rue- She is one of the tributes participating in the Hunger Games. During the Games, she is trying to win as a team with Katniss. She usually tries to stay off the ground and move quietly from tree to tree. Eventually, Rue doesn’t make it with Katniss because she gets speared in the chest by a boy in district one. 4 4
  5. 5. P lo t  In t r o d u c t io n Katniss goes into illegal woods everyday by her house with her best friend Gale. They hunt for animals. She hunts everyday because her family is very poor and cannot afford much.  R is in g A c t io n Katniss and her sister are going to the Reaping. The Reaping is the presentation of picking a random boy and girl from every district to participate in the annual Hunger Games. Katniss’s little sister Prim is called to participate in the Hunger Games. Katniss doesn’t want her little sister, Prim, to participate in the Hunger Games, so Katniss volunteers to take Prim’s place as tribute. Katniss says her last goodbyes to everyone she knows before she leaves her district to go fight in the games. A girl named Madge gives Katniss a mocking jay pin to remember her district. Eventually, Katniss gives it to her little sister to remember her by.  C lim a x Katniss meets her mentor Haymitch. He is the one who trained Katniss before the games. 5
  6. 6. P lo t C o n t in u e d While Katniss was trying to show her bow and arrow skills to the Gamemakers, the Gamemakers eventually stop paying attention to her. This makes Katniss mad, so she takes another arrow and shoots it at an apple near the Gamemakers to get their attention. Katniss is now embarrassed, but the Gamemakers give her the highest score because she got their attention. Katniss enters the Hunger Games arena. Katniss is struggling to survive and find water. She finds a small pond with dirty water and eventually purifies it. Katniss meets up with a friend named Rue. They both talk for a little while and decide to meet up at a rendezvous point. They almost meet up with each other, but Rue gets stabbed in the chest by a boy from district one. After the boy from district one killed Rue, Katniss shot an arrow at the boy and killed him.  F a llin g A c t io n Katniss is told that there will be a victor pretty soon. Katniss decides to make an alliance with Peeta. 6
  7. 7. P lo t C o n t in u e d Peeta and Katniss are left with four tributes left in the game. Three out of four tributes get killed and there is one tribute left named Cato. Katniss eventually kills Cato and there is only Katniss and Peeta left. Katniss is forced by the Gamemakers to kill Peeta because they only allow one victor. Katniss doesn’t want to kill Peeta because she loves him now. She decides to commit suicide by eating a poison berry, which makes Peeta the victor. Katniss doesn’t kill herself because the Gamemakers don’t want her to. Katniss and Peeta both win.  C o n c lu s io n Katniss and Peeta are interviewed about the Hunger Games. In the end, Katniss and Peeta return to their families and start to like each other. 7 7
  8. 8. N e w V o c a b u la r y 1. vicinity- noun. The area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood. The cave now appears to be part of a larger pile of rocks, like so many in the vicinity. (pg. 278) 2. poach- verb. To trespass, especially on another’s game preserve, in order to steal animals or to hunt. Even though trespassing in the woods is illegal and poaching carries the severest of penalties. (pg. 5) 3. mileage- noun. The aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time. We can still get some mileage out of it. (pg. 165) 4. frantic- adj. Desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc; frenzied. I frantically try to dodge the attacks. (pg. 175) 5. acquisition- noun. The act of acquiring or gaining possession. Most of it has been consumed with the acquisition of food. (pg. 311) 8 8
  9. 9. S t a r r in g A c t o r s Katniss Everdeen played by: Miranda Cosgrove 9 9
  10. 10. S t a r r in g A c t o r s Gale Hawthorne played by: Drake Bell 10 10
  11. 11. S t a r r in g A c t o r s Haymitch Abernathy played by: David Hasselhoff 11 11
  12. 12. S t a r r in g A c t o r s Peeta Mellark played by: Jason Dolley 12 12
  13. 13. S t a r r in g A c t o r s Rue is played by: Skai Jackson 13 13
  14. 14. S o u n d tra c k Tu n e s For action scenes Taken from Battle L.A. Track 1: “Battle L.A. Hymn” 14 14
  15. 15. R a t in g I gave The Hunger Games a rating of Five out of five stars This book had great drama, good details to understand the book, and had a happy ending to it. I recommend this book for anyone that likes books that are long, has good details, and that are hard to put down. This book is now one of my favorite books and I want to read Catching Fire next. 15 15
  16. 16. O the r R e c o m m e n d a t io n s Other books in this series by Suzanne Collins that I recommend include the following: Catching Fire Mockingjay 16 16