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Book Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Bu Isla from The Press Gang

If you know me, you would probably know that I am obsessed with the hunger games (who else is surprised that I haven’t done a review on it yet?), so today I’ll be doing a book review on it. SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven’t read the hunger games yet and you are planning to, you might not want to read this because it spoils some parts of the book.

For some very quick background information, I’ll explain what the Hunger Games are. Each year, one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts are put in an arena designed to kill them. They have to fight each other to the death, and in the end, the winner is granted a safe life and lots of money and food. The rule; kill or be killed.

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Book 1: After volunteering to save her sister, Katniss and her district partner, Peeta, are sent to the games, where they face danger and sacrifice. After Peeta confesses his undying love for Katniss, their romance also becomes key to winning. But only one person can come out of the games alive, so when the time comes, they are torn between killing each other, or doing nothing. In a split-second decision, Katniss pulls out some poisonous berries and hands half to Peeta. They are just about to eat them, when the announcer tells them that they can both win and go home, but what they don’t realise, is that this act of possible love could start a rebellion.

Book 2: On a tour of the districts, Katniss and Peeta realise the unrest in the districts, started by their act with the berries. In a desperate attempt to defuse the situation, Peeta proposes to Katniss, but it isn’t enough. Worried about what could happen to the country, the president decides to put all of the winners of the hunger games back into the arena. This means that Katniss and Peeta have to go in for the second year in a row. Meanwhile, districts rebel and district 13, thought to be destroyed, fights back.

Book 3: Katniss becomes a symbol of rebellion, but she doesn’t feel strong. She is torn between Gale, her childhood friend, or Peeta, her supposed fiance. Her and a team of victors (winners of the hunger games) move underground, determined to find and kill the president and maker of the Hunger games.

I hope that if you read the Hunger Games, you enjoy them. Certainly, they are the most read books on my shelf, and I’m obsessed with them, so I hope that you have a great time reading them!

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