Cover of "The Hunger Games"

Cover of The Hunger Games

A Book Review

By Corbin DesJardins, teen blogger

The Hunger Games is a widely read book written by Suzanne Collins. The book is now a major motion picture that brought in millions and millions of dollars.

The book takes place in North America, which has been split into 12 districts. Seventy-five years in the past a civil war went on between the Capitol (the people completely in charge) and all of the districts. The war was soon over, and the Capitol won. Each year, to prove to the districts that they are in charge, the Capitol has the Hunger Games.

During the Hunger Games, the Capitol randomly picks two tributes: one male and one female between the ages of 12 to 18 from each district to compete in an arena. But the tributes don’t compete in sporting events. The tributes are given weapons and forced into a fight to the death.

Back in District 12, Katniss Everdeen is preparing to hear the names of children she knows to be called upon to go fight in the arena for the Capitol’s people and never come back. When Katniss’ sister is called for the reaping, Katniss volunteers to go into the arena for her sister.

My favorite part in the book is when Katniss runs through the woods and comes across a group of tributes that have activated land mines all around their food. Katniss takes aim at a bag of apples with her bow and arrow, knocking them down and blowing all of the mines and destroying all of the food and supplies. Katniss runs back to camp, with all of the tributes out looking for her. This part in the book is very cool and kept me up all night to find out what happened next.

This is a very good book, and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys action and violence.

Corbin DesJardins is 13-years-old and lives at home with his mom, his brother, and his cat, Zelda. He enjoys skateboarding, playing his guitar, and writing. Check out Corbin’s poems on the Write On The World Blog.

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