‘Hunger Games’ Is a Good Read for Teens

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins invites us to explore the wonders of the great Hunger Games. The story focuses on two teens, a girl named Katniss Everdeen and a boy named Peeta Mellark, both from district 12.

I love how this book lets you realize that things can’t control you. In the book, the Capitol and game makers control everything. There were 13 districts, but district 13 was destroyed. Each district provides certain products, district 12 specializes in mining.

Twenty-four youths fight to the death until only one remains. It’s very interesting how they fight and survive. All of the kids are very well trained and are used to surviving hunger, so that helps a lot with the game.

The book is told in the first person from Katniss’ point of view. We can see her thoughts and how she questions and feels. For example she is continually wondering what Peeta has planned.

I give this book a 5 out of 5, because I’m able to enjoy it, but still wonder what lies ahead.

The book is more for teen readers because it’s a bit violent and too scary for younger kids. 

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