Book Review:


Sarah Lyle, Head of Book Reviews and Staff Writer

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Review by Sarah Lyle


Have you read Gregor The Overlander? If you have, then you will like this. The Hunger Games is by the same author, Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is a dystopian book that takes place many years from now, in the wreckage of a place once called the United States. There once were thirteen districts, all around the Capital. Then, there were uprisings. The uprisings got so bad that the Capital waged war on the districts. The Capital bombed District Thirteen, which doesn’t exist anymore. After the war, the Capital created the Hunger Games to remind the districts of the horrors of war and to make sure that it never happened again. Every year, each district has to send one boy and one girl to the Capital as tributes. These tributes are forced to go into an arena that is filled with horrors to fight to the death. Only one tribute can survive. Worst of all, the districts are forced to treat this like a festivity. They are encouraged to bet on the victors. At the end of the games, the winner’s district gets showered with gifts while the rest battle starvation. 


Katniss Everdeen lives in District Twelve with her sister, Prim, and her mother. Her father was blown to bits in a mine explosion 5 years before the events of the book. On the reaping day, the day that the tributes are chosen, the worst of the worst happens. Defying all odds, Prim gets called to go to the Hunger Games. However, a rule of the games is that it is possible to volunteer to take someone’s place. So Katniss volunteers. 


Will Katniss live to come back to her sister? Or will she be the third victor of District Twelve? Read the book to find out.