Let me just warn all of you all of you that I have read the book and I want to let you know that I will not intentionally put things from other chapters. And since I have read the whole book I will not be making any predictions. I will make connections and other stuff, but NO PREDICTIONS!!! So I hope you enjoy my blog.
Got picture from google images.
Got picture from google images.
Chapter two was pretty much all flashbacks and how Katniss takes Prim's spot in the Hunger Games. In one of the flashbacks Katniss talks about how her mother didn't get a job when she said she was going to, but her husband died in the minefield and all she did was lay in bed and do nothing. So Katniss took over as head of the household and cared mostly for Prim.
I do think that Peeta and Katniss' relationship will effect Katniss more than Peeta because Peeta probably doesn't remember or doesn't care about Katniss that much. But I think it will effect katniss because Katniss' family was about done, and then Peeta gave two loaves of burnt bread to Katniss. Katniss owes Peeta a favor, but how is she supposed to do that when you need to practically murder him? I would try and wait for somebody else to kill him.
Based on the definition of the word reap, I think I get a better understanding of Panem’s history. Because on the day of the reaping they all gather in the middle of town to choose one boy and one girl to enter the annual Hunger Games. And I do think this is an appropriate term to use to describe this day and this act because, reaping is another term for gather. And on this day all the people in District 12 gather in the middle of town and watch one girl and one boy get drawn from a glass ball, to see who goes to the Hunger Games.
The effect of hunger and starvation has on the people of District 12 is that people, like Katniss, have to go out into the woods and collect food for themselves to feed to their families. I also have a passage where Katniss says something in the woods, “District 12. Where you can starve to death in safety,”. I got that from page six, paragraph one. That really made me think about how bad of a town District 12 was. And when Katniss came back with all her food she was trading with people to find better food for her family. I honestly would rather be in danger, with food, other than be in safety, without food.
I picture the setting an urban town that is jam packed with people that are starving and have to crawl through a fence to find food on their own. I picture where they were when they were picking names for the Hunger Games like the middle of a village where people would gather for celebrations. One of my predictions is that when Katniss figures out her sister got picked she will want to switch with her so that Primrose won’t have to go to the Hunger Games at the age of 12. And one other prediction I have is that Gale will be picked for the boys because, his name is in the glass ball 42 times and books usually do the unexpected. I got this picture from google images.
At the end of the chapter Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ little sister, got picked. I thought that Katniss would be picked because books usually do the obvious, but not this one. This book surprisingly didn’t do what I expected. Usually I can guess what will happen before even reading one page of a book. It was also Primrose’s first year in the reaping so it was very unexpected. I’m really surprised.
My biggest reaction in chapter one was when Primrose got picked instead of Katniss. I couldn’t even believe it. My prediction is that Katniss is going to step up and take her sister’s place in the Hunger Games. One of my opinions on Gale is he is a tool. He starts complaining about things in the forest thinking it will change something, but what he doesn’t realize is that nobody can here him, and nobody cares. I think one of the biggest relationships is between Katniss and Gale. They meet up in the woods almost 24/7. Gale clearly likes Katniss the way he was hitting on her. The general plot is that Katniss learned how to hunt without getting caught from her father, got food and traded with the town citizens, got ready for the reaping, Primrose got picked.
Q1 and 3. I am reading the book Hunger Games. These are my first impressions of this book. When I look at the cover of the book it feels like this book is going to have action due to the bird with an arrow in it’s mouth. The title “Hunger Games” makes it sound like there is going to be a series of games kinda like the olympics. I have heard people talk about this book before, such as my sister and a couple of friends. I have a good feeling that this book will be good from all the things I have heard.
Q2 and 4. This book was written by a woman named Suzanne Collins. I have never read a book by her, but right above her name it says that she was a New York Times best-selling author which means this book is probably going to be good. Also on the back, Stephen King, who is a very famous author and he said that this was a very good book and he couldn’t put it down. Other authors also commented which were, Stephenie Meyer and John Green. I know that Stephenie Meyers was the author of the Twilight Saga, but I have never heard of John Green.
Q5. After reading the blurb it really sparked my interest and made me want to know what will happen. I’m really into action like fighting and on the back it says that one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from all 12 districts from Panem will fight to the death on live TV. The only part that would make me hesitant would be the names of the people. I commonly get confused with characters until at least five chapters into the book, and with all of the weird names I might get confused and not understand it. The setting takes place in a place once known as North America in the nation of Panem. It is a very dark and mean place that send one boy and one girl from all 12 districts to the Hunger Games just to keep things in line. The themes are survival against humanity and life against love.
Q6. I went to the website Amazon.com and read a very good review. I saw that many people were commenting that they couldn't put this book down and that this book hardly had any romance and a ton of violence. That's what makes me want to read this book really bad. I'm really into books that are filled with action and that can be intense at times. This book also had a four and a half star rating which is very impressive. One of the reviews also stated that Suzanne Collins can really write narrative pieces very well and keep you entertained from the first few pages all the way to the end. From all the reviews I saw this is going to be a good book no doubt.