Jun 22, 2020bRIaNt51 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Enter Panem, the country set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world. A large, shining Capitol is surrounded by 13 districts; Each district has the responsibility of producing certain materials, all of which funnel to the Capitol. Suddenly, all 13 districts rise in rebellion against the Capitol. The capitol defeats the districts, obliterating the 13th. As punishment, the Capitol forced the remaining districts to each send two tributes, one female and one male, to fight to the death in an annual Hunger Games. The tribute left standing is a victor, and their respective district will be showered with gifts from the Capitol.
Enter Katniss Everdeen, who lives in District 12, the poorest district of Panem. After her father, a coal miner, is killed in an accident, she breaks strictly enforced laws to provide for her starving family.
As the 74th annual Games approaches, Katniss is chosen as a tribute, and the games proceed as usual, but not in the way one would expect.
Reading this book years ago, I was attracted to the vivid imagery, and the distinct personalities of every character. These elements have more value than what is presented at face value. With the context of the current societal situation, The Hunger Games hits much closer to home.