Hunger Games

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On Monday, January 3, the 8th grade began an epic, pulse-pounding adventure as they started The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Mrs. Hayes, Miss McCarthy, and Mrs. Pelcher were decked out in their Hunger Games tees and buttons to celebrate the exciting and special day.

The book introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once stood. This is where a powerful government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to go to arena and fight. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol's power. It's a great read! Author of the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer says this about The Hunger Games: "I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it...The Hunger Games is amazing."