The Hunger Games
What is it about?
The Hunger Games is about an event called The Hunger Games, which is held every year in a future version of America. It consists of taking one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts and making them all into a star in the Capitol; before being taken to an arena where they will be made to ‘battle it out’ to the death, with the other players. When Primrose Everdeen is picked for The Hunger Games, her older sister Katniss volunteers to take her place, from then on you follow Katniss through the struggle of The Hunger Games.
What makes it a good book?
Things that make The Hunger Games a good book are the constant flow of the story, action and the morals behind the story. First of all the story flows quite nicely there are the odd parts where you wish the characters would just get to the point all ready but apart from that it’s fine. There is also lots of graphic action – not making it suitable for younger readers, but as an older reader this makes you want to read on and on. It also covers issues that we have today and will possibly happen in the future, such as: war, totalitarian states and starvation.
What are the downsides of the book?
One of the downsides of the book is that sometimes there is the odd place when you really just wish characters would get to the point and stop blabbering on about stuff that is not actually relevant to the book. This slows down the pace of the narrative and is a bit frustrating.
Overall I think The Hunger Games is amazing and you should definitely read the book. Also if you like the book then you may want to see the film but it is best to read the book as they miss out some of the important bits. I have loved reading The Hunger Games and I am sure you will too.
By Alice, aged 12
Finham Park School, Coventry.