In the ruins of what used to be North America, a Capitol ringed with 12 districts now thrives. When the districts rebelled against the Capitol, the must pay for the damage. The payment is the Hunger Games. Every year, each district must sacrifice one man and woman to fight the death in the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In the ruins of what used to be North America, a Capitol ringed with 12 districts now thrives. When the districts rebelled against the Capitol, the must pay for the damage. The payment is the Hunger Games. Every year, each district must sacrifice one man and woman to fight the death in the arena. The last tribute standing will be crowned the victor of their year of the Hunger Games and be rewarded with fame and fortune for the rest of their life. Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old girl from the coal covered District 12, has to protect her family from harm. When her young sister, Primrose, is chosen to represent District 12 in the Hunger Games, Katniss has no choice but to volunteer to take Prim's spot. Katniss needs to survive despreratly to return to her family. She needs to win.
A 10 and up. This series represents humanity at is best and worst. While somewhat violent, is also extremely positive. There are very strong, young role models in this series, who understand morality and reflect on moral dilemmas throughout the book. On exhibit is love, responsibility, caring, hard work, persistance, friendship, trust and spirit carrying the series and providing readers with characters they care for and even cheer for, throughout the story. On the other hand, so is greed, excess, corruption, hunger, poverty, slavery, as well as bloodshed and war. There are some scenes where blood and mortal injuries are described, and of course, several deaths. Likely far less than many video games. Today, most kids see these subjects in television shows, and video games, and while this does not justify them, it will mean that few kids will be shocked to read such details. In fact, this series mentioned blood and war, while also exploring the moral dilemma and character's feelings during each conflict, offering a chance for the reader to reflect on the scene. While there is some pretty deep psychological warfare and gory scenes, there isn't too much detail given. There is no bad language in any of the trilogy books, including this one. In addition, there are no sexual references or scenes. *Actually, there is at least one reference to a tribute's body being sold to people in the Capitol. The Hunger Games Rated PG-13 FOR INTENSE VIOLENCE DISTURBING IMAGES SOME LANGUAGE AND FOR BROEF MOMETNS OF SENSUALITY. Catching Fire Rtaed PG-13 FOR INTENSE VIOLENCE AND ACTION PERIL LANGUAGE SOME SENSUALITY AND DISTURBING CONTENTMockingJay Rtaed PG-13 FOR INTENSE VIOLENCE AND EPIC BATTLE SEQENCES DISTURBNIG CONTENE SOME SENSUALITY ALNUAGE AND INTENSE PERIL :)
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