The Hunger Games
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one... show more
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Hunger Games (#1)
"The hunger games" by Suzanne Collins is a thrilling book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a futuristic world. In this world, she lives in a country with 12 districts. Each one focuses on a different aspect. For example, Katniss's district is a coal mining district that is very poor....
Meine Meinung: Bei den vielen schon existierenden Rezensionen spare ich mir eine Inhaltsangabe und Coveranalyse. Ich denke, dazu gibt es genügend schon Geschriebenes. Deswegen beschränke ich mich darauf, was ich beim Lesen einfach empfunden habe. Natürlich ist mir die Thematik schon bekannt, kenne i...
I reread the Hunger Games earlier this year and then again in October. I have my problems with it (first person narration probably being the biggest), but it's one of the better YA books I've read. Very formulaic but here it works.
I think that you could read this book with your 6th graders. Especially, during whole group. It will keep both the girls and boys entertained. It would be a good way to introduce the students to different types of fiction. In this case Dystopian.
This is a book I would use in a sixth grade classroom. It would be a great book to keep the students engaged and even watch the movies afterward to note the differences. Further, the Hunger Games could be utilized for an analysis of characterization, symbolization, and plot structure. It could be...