By Lilly Lin and Naomi Lathan.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Many people have already seen the number one movie in the world “Hunger Games.” Hunger Games was a book that was made into a movie.
A survey was done to see how many people in Wayland Middle school were planning on seeing the movie. It turns out that more than ¾ of the people were planning on seeing it and a lot of them had bought their tickets in advance. The movie broke the record for most online purchases before the opening weekend, surpassing the previous record holder Twilight.
Many people found that the movie was very hard to understand, and follow if you had not read the book. They would say, “I did not understand that her dad had died until someone told me, they did not make that clear enough.”
Many people have heard about what I am about to talk about, The Hunger Games. This thrilling series by Suzanne Collins is a read that many teens are reading.
If you haven’t heard of this book, here is a short summary; Katniss Everdeen lives in the U.S.A after the capitol has taken over and, what we know today as the northeast, has been made into 12 different districts. District 12, where the Everdeen’s live, is known for coal mining.
Katniss’ dad died in the mines and ever since, her mom hasn’t been present in Katniss’ life. Katniss, to keep her family alive, goes hunting every Sunday with her best friend Gale, out of district limits where trespassing is not allowed. Every year, as a reminder for what would happen if the districts stepped out of line again, a boy and a girl, tributes, from each district are sent, at random, to an arena to fight to the death until only one remains.
The picking of the tributes is called the reaping. The ages of tributes ranges between 12 and 18. On the day of the reaping Effie Trinket, the woman from the capitol sent to call the names of the tributes, announces Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ 12 year old sister. Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place in the games. The boy tribute is a boy Katniss’ age, Peeta Mellark. Peeta is a baker and Katniss often has memories of him throwing her the burnt bread when she didn’t have enough food to feed her family.
The rest of the book is full of excitement and action as Katniss and Peeta make their way through training and onto the games. Throughout the book, not only does action take place but romance too when Peeta announces his undying love for Katniss and everyone, especially Katniss, is shaken up.