Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS
The Hunger Games book and movie are so fantastic!
The Hunger Games takes place in a nation known as Panem after the destruction of North America by some unknown apocalyptic event. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts under the Capitol's hegemony. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, an event in which the participants (or "tributes") must fight in an outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one victor remains. The story follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th annual Hunger Games in place of her younger sister, Prim, who was formerly chosen.
Ellis Shapiro-Barnum: "This book is amazing. It includes so much detail and suspense that keeps the reader hooked the whole time they read this book. Every sentence makes the reader want to know more. The characters are so well described that you automatically know the kind of person they are. This book is perfect for post-apocalyptic readers and people who enjoy nature and adventure. In addition, there is plenty of action."
Ellis Shapiro-Barnum: "Like the book The Hunger Games movie is wonderful, filled with the same kind of... detailed content they each share. Though unlike the book it includes less violence/gore, which has its pros and cons. This movie is so so so so so good, and it sometimes sad. Such as when Rue, a young tribute that Katniss befriends, dies, and when you hear the terrifying echos of a young girls screams as she is killed by a group of bullying tributes, the Careers."