ages, or the Hunger Games. Prim might begin to repeat my words and then where would we be? In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself. The book is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, then Mockingjay. In the novel, the Hunger Games are an annual. From Book 1: This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) . half way through the second book, but those same questions are a moot point with Mockingjay.
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The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. The book received critical acclaim from major reviewers and authors. The novel is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire . Games trilogy; it is followed by sequels Catching Fire () and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The series is set in The Hunger Games universe, and follows young Katniss Everdeen. The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games (), Catching Fire (), and Mockingjay (). . Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games series, was. Rate this book . To ask other readers questions about The Hunger Games, please sign up. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Pride and Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) · Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3).
Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. This will be a terrific discussion starter for middle-school literature groups, in which students will quickly make fruitful connections to our own society. Readers also learn a bit about how to survive in the wilderness. The story and its sequels are rich in provocative political and social commentary, and explore epic themes of morality, loyalty, obedience, oppression, rebellion, redemption, sacrifice, and, of course, survival. Katniss is a strong and capable warrior girl who bravely takes the place of her younger sister in the deadly competition. Through her journey, readers will explore many big ideas.
For her sake, a rescue mission is mounted that succeeds in rescuing Peeta, Johanna and Annie.
However, Peeta has been brainwashed to kill Katniss, and he tries to choke her to death upon their reunion. He undergoes experimental treatment to try to cure him. After she recovers, Katniss and a team known as the Star Squad, composed of Gale, Peeta, Finnick, a camera crew , and various other soldiers, are assigned to film propaganda in relatively quiet combat zones.
Katniss, however, decides to go to the Capitol to kill Snow, pretending that Coin gave her that mission. Most of the squad are killed along the way, including recently married Finnick.
As Katniss approaches Snow's mansion, she sees a group of Capitol children surrounding it as human shields. Suddenly a hovercraft drops silver parachutes on the children, who reach for them, hoping they bear food.
Some of the parachutes explode, creating carnage. The advancing rebels send in medics , including Prim. Then the rest of the parachutes blow up, killing Prim, just as she spots her sister. Later, Katniss, also injured, awakens from a coma to learn that the rebels have won, and Snow is awaiting execution at her hands.
When she meets Snow by chance, he claims that it was Coin who secretly ordered the bombings in order to strip away the support of his remaining followers. Coin then asks the surviving victors to vote on a final Hunger Games, involving the children of high-ranking Capitol officials including Snow's granddaughter.
Katniss and Haymitch cast the deciding votes in favor of the scheme. However, at what is supposed to be Snow's execution, Katniss instead kills Coin with her bow. Snow laughs, then dies. Katniss is tried, but the jury believes she was mentally unfit, and she is sent home to District Both Katniss' mother and Gale take jobs in other districts. Peeta regains his sanity. Katniss settles down with him, and after many years of persuasion by him, she finally agrees to have children.
They have a girl and then a boy.
Collins stated that the book would explore the 10 years after the end of the war where the people of Panem try to get back on their feet and try to figue out about how to go on with the new reality that they now live in. The book is slated to be released on May 19, Praise has focused on the addictive quality, especially of the first book,  and the action.
Lawrence then directed Mockingjay, parts 1 and 2,  released in November and November Culture Influence in Thailand A gesture a raised up hand with three middle fingers pressed together used in The Hunger Games trilogy to express unity with people striving to survive, was used in by anti-government protestors in Thailand , at least seven of whom were arrested for it.
He had been hijacked by the Capitol and believes she is not trustworthy. Characters Katniss Everdeen — The story's narrator, a strong-willed teenager living in Panem.
Volunteering as a tribute for her sister, Prim , Katniss finds herself thrust into the wildness of the Games. Peeta Mellark — Katniss' loyal partner. Not only will he stop at nothing to keep Katniss alive, but he can be a deadly enemy. He also has a crush on the main female: Katniss. Cinna — The clever stylist has more to him that meets the eye.
From playing with fire to acting upon rebellious notions, Cinna has done it all. He was killed in Catching Fire. Haymitch Abernathy — Katniss and Peeta's mentor. Suffers from a severe alcohol addiction due to being the victor from the 50th Hunger Games.
Effie Trinket — Katniss and Peeta's escort. She is a Capitol citizen and has a very strong belief in schedules and manners. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization.
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Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by canadianteacher March 12, My two cents. I'm going to write this from an educators point of view, but not as a parents. I am by no means the kind of teacher that tries to push boundaries in school Continue reading. Report this review. Parent of a 1 year old Written by smaurine June 17, I would never allow a child or youg teen to read this It is a good story, don't get me wrong, but no way would I ever let a child or young teen read this violent book.
It's disturbing, to say the very lea Kid, 11 years old February 23, Not as inappropriate as you might think: Please read!
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A lot of scary stuff, including people who's tongues are cut out just for disobeyi What's the story? Is it any good? Talk to your kids about Book details Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Science Fiction Topics: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Publication date: September 14, Publisher's recommended age s: Paperback, Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle.
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