Hunger Games Book Report
The Hunger Games Book Report 1. State the title, author, and number of pages. The Hunger Games is a novel written by Suzanna Collins. The book consists of 374 pages. 2.
Tell what the book is about. Describe the setting. The book is about Katniss, a sixteen year old girl, who lives in district 12 with her mother and her sister, Prim. Each year, the Hunger Games are held, and a boy and a girl from each district are chosen to fight to the death. Prim is chosen but Katniss volunteers to take the place of her in the game. Peeta is chosen as the boy from District 12.
The majority of the book takes place in the Arena designed by the Gamemakers. The main goal of the games is to kill the others and be the last one standing. The winner and their district is awarded food. 3. Describe the main character. Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen year old girl, is a fearless and independent girl.
Ever since the death of her father, she had been taking care of her mother and sister. She is fearless, going out into the forbidden woods and hunting for food. Not only does she have many duties, the weight of her entire family is on her.
She provides the food, protection, and anything else that she learned from her deceased father. Katniss can also be seen as deceiving. Not only does she fake her love for Peeta, she also hides the fact that she hates the Capitol’s actions.
4. Name three other characters. Write two facts about each character. Three other characters in The Hunger Games are Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, and Cinna. Peeta Mellark, the other contestant from District 12, is a boy whom claims to have loved Katniss ever since they were 5.
Peeta is honest and exposes the truth about his love during an interview for the games. It is also apparent that he is caring because he purposely burns a loaf of bread in order to save Katniss from starving to death. He is also extremely clever. By joining the Careers, he distracts them and keeps them away from Katniss. Gale is Katniss’ hunting partner who is quite popular with the girls of District 12. His life is also very similar to Katniss because both of their fathers died in the same mine explosion, and they now have the burden of taking care of the entire family.
Cinna, Katniss’ stylist, is a supportive and clever person who helps to win the hearts of the audience. He supports her by motivating her and by being as friend to her. 5. Describe the main problem or conflict the characters have to solve. The main problem/conflict throughout the novel is the struggle to survive. The 24 contestants in the Hunger Games must kill each other and be the last one remaining.
Another conflict is the conflict that Katniss has with herself. She battles with herself, unable to decide whether she loves Gale or if she loves Peeta.
For all of the contestants, they must decide who to befriend, betray, or kill. 6. Describe some things that happened as the characters tried to solve the problem.
While competing in the Hunger Games, Katniss is unsure if Peeta is on her side or not because he betrays her and joins the Careers; plotting to team up and kill the weak. This make Katniss extremely confused, causing her to be uncertain of whether or not she will be able to kill Peeta since he is her supposed star-crossed lover. She also debates with herself because she cannot decide if she is in love with Gale or Peeta.
During the Hunger Games, Katniss becomes friends with Rue through the mocking jay pin. Rue is killed, but Katniss remembers her by using the wisdom that she learned from Rue. 7.
Tell how the book ended. In the end of the book, Katniss considers committing suicide when the Capitol announces that there can only be one winner. Instead, Katniss and Peeta eat poisonous berries in an attempt to kill themselves and defeat the system. In an attempt to keep them from rebelling, the Capitol allows there to be two winners.
Katniss and Peeta win but their friendship declines when Peeta discovers that Katniss’ love for him was all a facade in an attempt to survive. The Capitol also watches Katniss very closely because they are afraid that she will rebel.
8. Pick 2 quotes or passages from the book and explain their significance to the book as a whole. An extremely significant quote from the novel is when Katniss vows to do something to show the Capitol that no matter what they do, they do not have full control of the tributes (236-237). This is significant because it foreshadows what Katniss will do later on in the story.
Another important quote is when Peeta talks about how Katniss does not know how big of an impact she makes (91). This shows how important Katniss is to Peeta.
It is apparent that Katniss has greatly changed his life, and it also foreshadows how big of an impact she will make on his life in the future. 9. Tell whether you liked the book. Give 3 reasons for your opinion. I extremely liked this book because it was very unpredictable.
Predictable books are all so cliche but The Hunger Games seemed to always take me by surprise. I also loved the tension between the characters.
It made it the book a lot more suspenseful. The fact that Katniss could not choose between Gale and Peeta had me baffled. It made me have mixed feelings too. I felt like this book really drew me in and made me feel as if I was Katniss.
I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a suspenseful book filled with love, hate, and friendship. It is extremely touching and I feel that people of all ages will enjoy reading it. 10. Make a bibliography entry for you book. Collins, Suzanne.
The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print.