Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Protagonist Age:
Katniss 17 yrs old
Mild (brief kisses)
Severe (The premise of the book is there are 24 tributes who must fight to the death until there is one winner left.  Over half of the 24 die without any descriptions, you learn after the fact.  Deaths occur by knives to the back, spears through the chest, smashed skulls, bow and arrow, poisoned berries, and attacks by mutated bees and mutts.
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AR Level/Points:
BL 5.3/ 15 pts
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Synopsis from Goodreads
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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