BOOK HUNGER GAMES
The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. The book received critical acclaim from major reviewers and authors. The novel is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire . Games trilogy; it is followed by sequels Catching Fire () and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The series is set in The Hunger Games universe, and follows young Katniss Everdeen. The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games (), Catching Fire (), and Mockingjay (). . Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games series, was. Rate this book . To ask other readers questions about The Hunger Games, please sign up. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Pride and Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) · Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3).
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ages, or the Hunger Games. Prim might begin to repeat my words and then where would we be? In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself. The book is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, then Mockingjay. In the novel, the Hunger Games are an annual. From Book 1: This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) . half way through the second book, but those same questions are a moot point with Mockingjay.
Katniss cuts it down with the knife she received from Clove and the tracker jackers attack the Careers, killing Glimmer and the girl from District 4. Seeing this as a chance, she takes the bow and arrow that Glimmer was able to get from the Cornucopia, but not before she is seen by Peeta who lets her escape, therefore getting him into trouble with Cato.
The other Careers all get tracker jacker stings, as does Katniss, and take several days to recover. When Katniss wakes up from the hallucinations caused by the tracker jacker venom, she proposes an alliance with Rue, who reminds her of Prim, in both size and demeanor.
The two bond over several things, feeling comfortable with each other. Katniss and Rue then plan to destroy the Careers' food supply. Rue provides a distraction by setting 2 of the 3 fires that she and Katniss had prepared while Katniss checks out the Career pack's camp.
She figures out that the food is protected by landmines, which were the mines they were standing on as they enter the arena. From this, she gathers that the boy from District 3 reactivated them.
She watches on as Foxface darts to the area, skips around the mines and she takes some of the supplies. She later shoots a sack above the mines to spill apples onto the ground, setting off all of the mines. Nearly everything is destroyed and Katniss' left ear is blasted, leaving her somewhat blindsided. Katniss goes to the woods, listening for Rue.
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Her four note melody rings out through the woods from mockingjays, but she suddenly cries out for Katniss. Knowing it's probably trouble, and possibly a trap, she runs through the trees to find Rue entangled in a mesh net, one arm sticking out for Katniss before a spear is thrown into her abdomen by Marvel.
Katniss kills the boy instantly, sits down with Rue, and sings the Valley Song, one that many people refer to as Rue's Lullaby. She dies after Katniss finishes the song. Seeing Rue dead and angry that the Capitol enjoys watching innocent children die, Katniss grabs flowers and decorates Rue's corpse with them, hiding the wound and weaving them into her hair. After this, she gives Rue the same farewell gesture that was directed to her in District Katniss thinks to herself that the Gamemakers will not permit much of this to be shown on TV as they could appear to be acts of rebellion defying the Capitol.
She then takes Rue's and the dead boy's backpacks, knowing that Rue would have wanted her to have them. As she moves away from Rue and the hovercraft claiming her body, a parachute falls down from the sky to her, containing bread shaped like a crescent and dotted with seeds - a gift from District It is speculated that the bread may have been intended for Rue but after her death, the citizens decided to give it to Katniss as she was Rue's ally.
This gift is very significant, and it is acknowledged as the first gift given to a tribute by a district they didn't belong to. Later Claudius Templesmith announces that two tributes can win if they are from the same district. Momentarily forgetting the potential danger around her, Katniss calls out Peeta's name. The conclusion of The Hunger Games. This part contains the end of The 74th Hunger Games and the aftermath leading up to the events in Catching Fire. After it's announced two tributes from the same district can win, Katniss finds Peeta camouflaged along the stream and is horrified by the condition he is in.
In the act of saving Katniss, Peeta took a gruesome sword slash to the leg delivered by Cato that cut through the fabric of his pants all the way down to the bone of his left leg.
Katniss attempts to heal Peeta, but is shocked when he develops blood poisoning from the sword cut. Claudius Templesmith then announces that there will be a feast, but not just any feast. Each district has to have one thing to win Under the impression that Katniss promised she won't go to the feast, Peeta is quickly tricked by Katniss into "eating" the sleep syrup sent by Haymitch that could knock him out for a day, giving Katniss more than enough time to retrieve the medicine for Peeta at the feast.
Foxface is the first to retrieve her backpack, running in so quickly Katniss loses her momentum. Katniss runs to retrieve hers, a bag small enough to fit her wrist labeled with a As she runs from the scene, holding the medicine that would save Peeta, Clove throws a knife that she is able to deflect with her bow. However, the second knife Clove throws opens a gash above her eye. Clove tackles Katniss to the ground and goads her with Rue's death and her own slow, imminent one.
Just as Clove is about to cut Katniss, Thresh, the remaining tribute from District 11, throws Clove away from her and demands whether Clove killed Rue. Clove denies this despite talking about it only a couple moments prior, but Thresh doesn't believe this and crushes her skull with a large rock, the cannon soon signifying her death.
As Thresh turns to Katniss, she asks if he can make it quick, but Thresh spares her life for being Rue's ally and taking care of her while she was dying. Cato later runs to Clove's body, so Thresh lets Katniss run as he takes his backpack, and Cato's, from the table. Katniss runs back to their cave, injects the medicine into Peeta and blacks out.
Things happen after that with them either staying in their cave, resting and recovering, or hunting and foraging nearby. Thresh's cannon signifying his death fires while Peeta and Katniss are trapped in their cave due to the bad weather.
Foxface is killed after she steals and eats nightlock berries that Peeta collected, not knowing that they were deadly. On the final day of the games, the river that runs near their cave runs dry. They see this as a sign that the Gamemakers are gathering the three remaining tributes to the lake near the Cornucopia.
This is where they find a frantic Cato running from giant Capitol muttations, human-like wolves who turn out to be in some form that resemble the dead tributes. The final showdown on top of the Cornicopia has Cato trying to use Peeta to stop Katniss from killing him. He ultimately fails as Katniss pierces his hand and falls down to the muttations below the Cornucopia. He does not die and is merely tortured continuously by the muttations because of his armor which most likely came from his district pack.
Cato is severely wounded by the mutts and finally killed by Katniss with an arrow through the head. In the book, the hole in the fence where Katniss climbs under is behind the butcher. In the movie, it is in an open field. Also, she neither stops to listen for a hum nor does she struggle to sneak under the fence in the film as she is described to do in the book.
In the book, Prim leaves goat cheese for Katniss the morning of the reaping, which is eaten with the bread Gale provides. In the film, the bread is eaten alone. In the book, Katniss meets with Gale at their usual spot and they share a meal. They fish and also gather strawberries and edible plants. In the film Katniss begins to hunt upon entering the woods and is about to shoot a deer when Gale startles it away. He then flushes some quail into flight and Katniss shoots one.
In the book, The Hunger Games was mandatory viewing for Panem.
In the film, Gale and Katniss have a conversation about what would happen if everyone stopped watching, suggesting that the viewing was not mandatory. When Gale and Katniss are in the woods, the hovercraft arrives noisily and ominously. In the book, the hovercraft arrives soundlessly.
Madge Undersee , the mayor's daughter, is not present in the film. Peeta's father is also not in the film; he is mentioned once in regard to Katniss's skill with a bow. As a result of their absence, the concept of class differences within District 12 is absent from the film, as is the Mellark family's interest in the Everdeen family. In the book both Gale and Katniss visit the Hob after fishing and gathering, but we only see Katniss at the Hob in the film.
In the book, there are only three chairs on the stage: one each for Effie, the Mayor, and Haymitch. In the film, six people are seated on the stage, none of whom speaks; conceivably, one could be the mayor. In the book, Haymitch Abernathy falls over the edge of the stage in the reaping ceremony. In the film, he is not shown at the ceremony and is not introduced until the train ride to the Capitol. In the book, the older children who are more likely to be picked are at the front of the crowd.
In the movie, the youngest children are at the front. As a result, Prim does not pass Katniss on the way to the stage; Katniss is behind her in the film. In the movie, Effie states that Katniss is the very first volunteer from District 12, implying that she is the first ever. In the book, it says that volunteers from 12 are a rarity and there hadn't been one in decades.
Lady Prim's goat is not in the film but is mentioned. Katniss refers to Gale having to take care of his brothers, suggesting the exclusion of Posy Hawthorne. In the film Katniss is only permitted 3 minutes to say goodbye to her family, whereas in the book the tributes are allotted at least an hour to say their farewells. In the book, as Gale is leaving when his time is up for saying goodbye, he says, "Katniss, remember I-".
This doesn't happen in the movie. Instead, he says, "I'll see you soon. He is not seen in the movie but Peeta mentions that Katniss sells squirrels to him. Tribute token In the book, the mockingjay pin was given to Katniss by Madge. In the film, Madge doesn't appear at all, and Katniss obtains the pin from Greasy Sae. She later gives the pin to Prim, promising that nothing bad would come to her while she had it with her.
Subsequently, Prim gives the pin back to her sister while saying goodbye at the Justice Building stating simply it's "to protect you.
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In the film, it is unclear if the concept of a tribute token has been eliminated as Cinna seemingly hides the mockingjay pin within Katniss' jacket and without Madge to explain its origin, it is never specified as a token.
Additionally, there is no mention of any other tokens for other tributes, whereas the book described those of Rue and Glimmer. The train ride In the book, Haymitch staggers in while Effie, Katniss and Peeta are watching a recap of the Reaping, throws up, and falls into his own vomit. Katniss and Peeta help him back to his room. This is omitted in the film. Instead, Haymitch staggers into the car, pours himself a drink, mutters some negative remarks, and then returns to his room, and Peeta follows after him to try to reason with him.
Scenes of Katniss in her room on the train are changed due to the omission of Peeta's father. We merely see Katniss watching a re-run of a previous Hunger Games with discussion by Flickerman and Templesmith. This obviously distresses her as she definitively turns it off. In the book Peeta and Katniss confront Haymitch on the train after he advises them to stay alive.
Peeta breaks Haymitch's glass and gets punched in the jaw, while Katniss stabs her knife between his hand and the bottle he reaches for. She also throws the knife to show off her skill in response to Haymitch's taunt. In the film, Peeta does not break Haymitch's glass and the latter pushes Peeta back with his bare foot but does not injure him. The next morning Katniss stabs the table between Haymitch's fingers but does not throw the knife.
In the movie, after Katniss stabs the table, Effie exclaims, "That is mahogany! In the film, Haymitch explains to Katniss and Peeta the concept of getting sponsors in order to survive. However, in the book, both Katniss and Peeta are already familiar with the concept and understands its importance based on the previous Games that they have seen. Indeed, many times in the book, Katniss shows detailed knowledge of how the games work.
Career Tributes There is no mention of the age at which the Careers volunteer in the book. In the movie, Haymitch Abernathy tells Katniss Everdeen that the Career Tributes train in a special academy until they're 18 and then volunteer.
However, according to the odds board in the Capitol, Clove is 15 while Glimmer and Marvel are 17; only Cato is Further, in the book it is noted that formal training of tributes is forbidden, but done in the Career Tribute districts anyway.
In the film, Katniss seems only aware that Careers come from District 1 until Haymitch tells her they also come from District 2; no mention is made of District 4 Careers. In the book, however, Katniss is already fully aware of Careers coming from 1, 2 and 4, and thinks how they are criticized in District In the book, the District 4 girl travels with the Careers and is killed along with Glimmer by the tracker jackers. In the movie, the District 4 girl is killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia.
This is likely changed so that the main Careers can be more feared and the fact that she played very little importance to the story. In the book Katniss notes that Glimmer was keeping guard the night before the tracker jacker attack.
In the film, Glimmer is sleeping, as is Clove who is shown sleeping with a knife in her hand. It is unclear if either of them were keeping guard. The book also reveals later that Peeta stayed awake the night of the tracker jacker attack in order to protect Katniss, but this is not evident in the film. In the book, Cato and Clove share an emotional attachment to each other, but in the film, he shows interest in Glimmer while Clove appears to be indifferent about Marvel.
The Capitol In the film, Katniss is seen selecting a view from her window on a remote control in her room at the Capitol apartment. She lands on an image of a forest and is emotionally affected due to it reminding her of the woods beyond District The book only mentions that she is able to change the view out her window. Octavia , Venia and Flavius , Katniss's prep team , are only seen very briefly in the film before taking Katniss to Cinna, while in the book, they are also featured when dressing Katniss up for the interviews with Caesar Flickerman before and after the games.
In the movie Octavia's skin is not green and Venia's hair is not in spikes. In the book, Glimmer and Marvel were wearing jeweled togas while their skin was painted silver during the chariot rides. In the movie they are seen wearing pink feathers and faux-fur costumes. In the book, Katniss and Peeta are told by Cinna to hold hands in the tribute parade, but in the film, Peeta suggests that they hold hands and initiates the movement. In the book, each of the tribute chariots are pulled by different kinds and colours of horses, whereas in the film they are all black.
In the book, Haymitch instructs Katniss and Peeta to hide their true strengths and talents in front of the other tributes.
In the film, Peeta mentions Haymitch's instructions but Katniss urges him to ignore them. After Peeta falls from a climbing exercise in the training room, the Careers laugh at him and Katniss tells him to throw a spiked "metal ball" to prove his strength. This may also be a more explicit reason for the Careers enlisting Peeta into their group. In the movie, Foxface is seen testing her knowledge of plants.
So it's possible that she did not know that nightlock was poisonous, or she did and she made a fatal error. In the book, Peeta enters his private session with the Gamemakers before Katniss. When she enters, she picks from a selection of bows and quivers of arrows at their station, but she chooses to shoot at other targets. In the movie, Katniss goes first and a single bow and five arrows have been placed center stage for her to use. In the book, it takes Katniss several shots to become familiar with the Training Center bow's tighter pull before she puts on an impressive display of shooting by targeting not just the target dummy but also a punching bag and an overhead light.
She then looks and finds only a few of the Gamemakers have been watching. In the film, she loses the attention of the Gamemakers when her first shot misses. She collects her wits and uses the second arrow to hit the dummy in the heart, but then realizes no one is watching. Incensed at the Gamemakers for ignoring her, she quickly uses a third arrow to skewer the apple out of the roast pig's mouth.
She then places the bow on the stand whereas in the book she flings the bow and quiver across the floor as she leaves. The Gamemakers' reaction to the trick shot is less extreme than in the book, which mentions one falling into a punch bowl. A buzzer sounded to end each interview after 3 minutes in the book, but in the movie Caesar says the interviews will be five minutes and no buzzer is heard. In the book, all of the tributes sat onstage during Caesar's interviews before standing next to him during their own.
In the movie, the tributes wait backstage and only one tribute is on stage at a time. During the interview they sit down across from Caesar. In the book, after Peeta's interview with Caesar Flickerman, Katniss pushes Peeta into an urn and this cut his hands. In the movie, Katniss pushes Peeta against the wall with her forearm on his neck and shouts at him, but no one gets physically hurt.
In the movie, the backstory about the Avoxes is not revealed. However, the red-haired girl from the book that Katniss and Gale saw one day in the woods asking for their help can be seen in the apartment and is credited as "Avox Girl" in the film.
Katniss makes a comment to Gale that the Capitol might "cut out our tongues" if they are caught trying to escape District 12, but in the book, she isn't aware of this punishment until she reaches the Capitol.
The Hunger Games In the book, the Cornucopia is gold and described as looking like a horn. In the film the Cornucopia is made of black steel and resembles for lack of better comparison plane wreckage.
The Hunger Games book to film differences
In the book, 11 tributes died on Day 1. In the movie, 13 died on Day 1. As previously mentioned, the girl from District 4 is the additional death, which also the boy from District 10 is shown to die in the bloodbath as well.
Survival is why. The main objective of life is to do exactly that: live it. Animals exhibit this to a tee. Smaller animals have faster heartbeats than larger animals, because the lower down they are in the food chain, the more ready they are always required to be to rely on flight to escape predators.
This is why Katniss's lily-white innocence remaining intact until the end irks me. She never has to make any difficult decisions. She is never forced to wrestle with her humanity, give up her principles, shame herself in front of the people who love her who must watch her participate. She is unabashedly perfect. Her inability to make friends doesn't even factor in; everyone immediately adores her regardless.
People are willing to die for her, for heaven's sake. The Capitol practically eats the dirt she walks on.
And this doesn't change over the course of the series. I like flaws, man. What can I say?
Perfection doesn't interest me. Innocence doesn't interest me, especially in a dystopian setting, where brutality is law-enforced. It just doesn't convince me, is all. Having said all that, I simply cannot fault Collins' amazing ability to build suspense. I'll put a pin in the excruciatingly boring first pages, and say that the portion of this book that featured the actual Games was just thrilling.
The prose was sparse, with the feeling of unedited thought; I love that. A lot of people don't, but I do. Actually, come to think of it, Collins' writing was stellar overall. I'm a huge fan of first person present tense, especially during snappy and gripping action scenes, of which this book had many.
These books just piss me off. I don't know what it is. The setting was smart and well-drawn, the anti-violence message was clear and good, and despite being a constant annoyance, Katniss was a fiercely independent and capable female character. This I greatly appreciate. It's not a bad book, by any means, but I'm just not a fan of it. Aside: I have to laugh, kittens, because a lot of people need to crack open a history book before they make wild claims about the form of government going on here.
Numero uno: the government system is not fascist.In gratitude, Rue's district sends Katniss a loaf of bread. But recently I've been thinking about posting something in this review space and after just watching the second film which I think was amazing and better than the first , now seems like as good a time as any to talk about why I love Katniss and nearly everything about this series.
But Katniss has been close to death before — and survival, for her, is second nature. The Capitol practically eats the dirt she walks on. Stay up to date on new reviews.