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The Hunger Games Review and Themes... books - Ezine ArticlesThe Hunger Games, most likely you have seen the movie, or mayb...
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  1. 1. The Hunger Games Review and Themes... books - Ezine ArticlesThe Hunger Games, most likely you have seen the movie, or maybe even read the book, but doyou understand it or realize why you love it so much? For many this answer is no. They just knowthat the book is great and that they enjoyed reading it. This review will hopefully give someunderstanding to this epic book and address the many qualities and disappointments that fanshad for this dominating series. Be aware for those who have yet to read this book, many spoilerswill be included. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was published in 2008. Since then it has become the favorite book of many as well as a box office hit. The book starts off through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year old living in District 12 of Panem, formally known as America. Panem is a very poor nation with all who live there suffering and starving, with the exception of the Capital where all the rich people live. To remind the 12 districts who is in control, the Capital holds the annualHunger Games where each district must submit to children ranging from ages 12-18 to fight tothe death. Only one will win. Each child gets one entry in the Hunger Game pool when they turntwelve and an extra entry each year until they are eighteen. Many children are entered in more,however, for they can enter themselves in more times in exchange for food.Katniss, who is a known law-breaker by hunting for food, has many entries into the Hungergames, though it is not herself that she fears for. She fears for her sister Prim who just turnedtwelve with only one entry and her best friend Gale who is eighteen with many entries. When thetime comes for to select the Hunger game participants, shockingly Prim gets selected. Katniss isovercome with emotion and will not allow for her younger sister to be shoved into an arena ofdeath, so she volunteers herself in her sisters place. The second person chosen is a boy namedPeeta who has always shown Katniss kindness. She is sad for him to because she knows that if itcomes down to it, she may have to kill him.CLICK HERE TO GET INSTANT ACCESS TO THE LOVE GAME BOOKDownload this document if link is not clickablePeeta and Katniss are then whisked away to the Capital where they are to prepare for the HungerGames. Both participants know that they have almost no chance of winning since in many otherdistricts the participants spend their life training for these games. Nevertheless, they try their
  2. 2. hardest and soon learn that Peeta is very skilled when it comes to strength and that Katniss isskilled with a bow and arrow.Peeta and Katniss then have to make their live appearance to the public, where they are the talkof the nation for their costumes make them appear as if they were actually on fire. It is then thatKatniss receives the long lasting nickname of The Girl on Fire. Next, during the live interviewprocess, Peeta makes remark insinuating that Katniss and he are star-crossed lovers who willnever get the chance to be together. Though this is false, and quite frankly makes Katniss mad, itearns them many fans who will be great help during the game for they are allowed to send themsupplies during many parts of the Hunger Games. It is soon after this interview that Katniss andPeeta are lowered into what is assumed to be their death, The Hunger Games.There are many themes to this book that aid in its popularity. The first of many would be familysacrifice. There is no love that is truer than family, and this book is the perfect example of it. Bystepping up to take her sisters place, Katniss is essentially dying for her sister, for she has noexpectations of making it out alive. I feel that many current books focus on the romance side oflove and completely forget or leave out love when it comes to family. It is very refreshing to havea book show this kind of love at its truest form and the emotions that come with it. This part ofthe book gets two thumbs up from me!The second theme that I really loved in the book is female empowerment. Instead of havingKatniss playing a helpless damsel in distress, she is out there with the rest of the boys kickingbutt. When she found out that she was going into the Hunger Games, she had the mentality thatif it comes to it, I am ready to die, but until then I am going to try my hardest to live. I know thatmany book characters would have the girls crying their eyes out, but instead they show Katnissas a strong willed person with the mentality to do whatever it takes. Also when she finally getsinto the arena, she shows that she is just as good if not stronger than the men.The last theme that I enjoyed in this book is being true to yourself. Katniss showed over and overagain in the Hunger Games that even put in the worst circumstances, she would not let thecapital change her. She had many chances to kill people to better herself in the game, but sherefused to unless she was protecting someone that she loved. For example, when the little girlnamed Rue, who reminded her of her sister, came up to her, she had every chance to kill her, forRue was an easy target and it would have been a quick fix to better herself in the games. InsteadKatniss helped her and did everything that she could to keep her alive. Also in the last part of thebook, it is only Katniss and Peeta left. When the game makers says that one of them has to killthe other, Katniss refuses and they both try to kill themselves before they try to kill one another.If thats not staying true to yourself, then I dont know what is.
  3. 3. Many critics of the book many say that this book is not well written and is very adolescent. Inresponse to not being well written, is it Shakespeare? No. But it is obviously written well enoughto sell over a million copies. Those critics sound a little jealous to me. And when it comes beadolescent, they are correct. It is a young adult book, so its supposed to be adolescent. I would,however, not let anyone younger than 14 read this book because there are some very graphicparts and adult themes tied into it.In conclusion, my review of The Hunger Games can be summed up in one word, Amazing. It givesme everything I want in a book and still brings something new to the table. For the one percentout there who has not yet read this awesome book, I beg you too. I can almost ensure you thatyou will love it, and if you dont then you can at least join into the conversation that the rest ofthe planet is having about these books.CLICK HERE TO GET INSTANT ACCESS TO THE LOVE GAME BOOKDownload this document if link is not clickableArticle source = ezinearticles.com/?The-Hunger-Games-Review-and-Themes

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