Monday, 23 April 2012
Suzanne COLLINS (2008), The Hunger Games, Scholastic Press
By Noah Ottersen, 2º ESO A
The story tells of a girl called Katnisss Everdeen who lives in one of the twelve districts ruled by the capitol, set in the future. Every year the capital host an event called the Hunger games, a competition in which 24 children from the ages 12-18 fight to the death resulting with only one survivor. Katniss and Peeta got elected as the tributes for district 12 to play in the hunger games. They go through a lot of training, Katniss determined to win for her sister. Through many weeks in the games the capitol allowed Peeta and Katniss to win.
I would recommend this book to 13-16 year olds. The author uses very descriptive adjectives so you get a good picture in your head. The book contains some gory scenes, blood, violence and mild swearing. At the end of every chapter the author leaves you a cliff hanger so you just have to read on. Before you know it you will be queuing up to buy the next hunger games book.