Hunger for the Games

February 20, 2012 at 3:58 am Leave a comment


If you’re not anticipating the Hunger Games, you clearly haven’t read Suzanne Collins’ books, and a word from the wise … go pick up a copy open the damn thing. I dare you to try to put it down and stop reading. I don’t read many books, but when I do I choose the best!

This book takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where the Capitol rules over Panem (what used to be North America). Thirteen districts once existed but when an uprising occurred against the Capitol, District Thirteen was destroyed. As a result, the remaining districts were forced to sign a treaty agreeing to take part in the annual Hunger Games. A televised event that requires each district to sacrifice one boy and one girl to fight to the death while the rest of the country watches. Katniss Everdeen, our protagonist, is a girl from District Twelve who has faced a life of adversity already before she even turns 17. She lost her father in a mining accident and now she must provide for her mother and younger sister by hunting illegally outside the borders of the District with the help of her best friend, Gale. This year, Katniss was forced to participate in the Hunger Games and has promised to return home to her little sister. This story focuses on the trials and tribulations of Katniss, who is played by the upstart Jennifer Lawrence, while in the arena of the Games.

I don’t want to give away too much, but the cast includes Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemswoth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, and Lenny Kravitz. The movie will hit theaters on March 23, 2012.

Many Hunger Games fans hope that it will rival the likes of Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga, but personally, I would rather it just be a good time.

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