May P. 1 World of Imagination Professor Foulious Jan. 31 2012
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was quite amazing book. I found myself unable to put it down. The nerve racking tension, thrilling action, and the engaging love story kept me up wanting to know more and more. As for the interesting plot I have to rate this book three out of five, because of how it was written in first person and how complicated it was to keep track on Katniss talking to herself and if there was a conversation going on between someone else and her.
In the future, there is no United States. There is the country of Panem! Panem is divided into twelve districts, each one specializing in one skill, such as mining or electronics. The ruler district, the Capitol, is in command of the other twelve districts. One would think that the Capitol would be a fair ruler and all the districts would enjoy the pleasantries of a futuristic world but no they are not! They capital of Panem is just the opposite. They are cruel to the other districts. They take food and whatever that district makes (but not all of it but quite a fair amount).
Panem lives in a society which revels in reality television and cannot look away from the violence. Suzan Collins created a story which elevates this troubling curiosity to an unhealthy level where death is ultimate consequence for a bad decision. On many levels this is a disturbing novel. Children living in Panem are used as pawns to help government control over the people. The idea of a twelve or thirteen year old being forced to fight to the death in front of a television audience is horrifying, and yet the novel is not just about the violence which plays out in the...