Fascism. love trigon. rebellion. oh my! These are merely a few of the many focal point of the 2nd book of the Hunger Games series. As it’s the second of a series of three novels. a speedy briefing is necessary. So here’s the low down on the first book- Katniss Everdeen lives in territory 12 of Panem ; a post-apocalyptic fascist society located on the North American Continent. Panem is divided into 12 districts-each responsible for a specific facet of the society: Agribusiness. Lumber. Coal. Textiles. etc. In order to attest their power. the authorities requires that a male child and a miss from each territory participate in the one-year Hunger Games- a televised violent battle to the decease with merely one victor…usually. Katniss and her forced yet slightly voluntary love involvement Peeta are both participants in the games…two old ages in a row.
This book picks up after their first engagement in the 74th games. Rebellion ensues because 2 masters are crowned. District 12 is assigned a new caput Peacekeeper who is even more sturdy than the old 1. Katniss’ friend Gale is caught with game he trapped in the forest-an illegal act that was antecedently overlooked. but this clip he is whipped in the center of the town square. When Katniss returns to the square a few yearss subsequently “Peacekeepers march on the cleanly swept sett. Along the rooftops. more of them occupy nests of machine guns. Most formidable is a line of new constructions- an official tanning station. several stockades and a gallows” ( 128 ) The mines. where about all the work forces work are closed for two hebdomads and “by that clip. half of territory 12 is hungering. ” ( 131 ) Threatened by the president. Katniss is forced to get married Peeta despite her deathless love for her womb-to-tomb best friend Gale-completing the love trigon. Provoked by the reaching of a crate of marrying frocks sent from the Capitol. Katniss escapes to the forests to see for the last clip a little cabin she used to travel to with her male parent before he was killed in a excavation detonation.
She sneaks through the ne’er activated electric fencing and when she arrives she is approached by two escapees from territory 8 who are utilizing the cabin. The two adult females tell Katniss about their flight and their program to go to a rumored territory 13 where everyone lives under land to get away the Capitol. They show her a cracker imprinted with the image of a pin she wore in the sphere. Because of assorted Acts of the Apostless of rebelliousness against the capitol. Katniss has incited a fully fledged rebellion and for most of Panem she is a hero. When she returns to the fencing. she can hear the bombilation of electricity running through it. She makes it over by mounting a tree and with a few hurts returns place to happen two Peacekeepers waiting… waiting for her to non come place. She proves herself guiltless and reluctantly they leave-dumbfounded.
For the 75th games. the Capitol decides to take the participants from the “existing pool of victors” ( 172 ) and since Katniss and Peeta are the lone victors territory 12 has of all time had other than an old rummy. they are traveling back to the sphere. They make their manner through the trials thrown at them by the Capitol. organizing confederations along the manner. The sphere. which is different every twelvemonth is a round strip of land in the center of the ocean which is surrounded by a force field with identical subdivisions that each have a predictable event that occurs one time a twenty-four hours for about 1 hr. For illustration. for one hr a twenty-four hours blood rains down in one subdivision. another hr toxic gas flows through another subdivision and flesh feeding monkeys assemble in another subdivision for an hr. lightning work stoppages in one subdivision. When merely a few participants remain other than Katniss and Peeta’s Alliess. they devise a program to kill off the others. Their program goes amiss and Katniss ends up in and belowground room in territory 13 and is told that District 12 no longer exists. That’s where this installment ends.
Other than the physical scene of territory 12 and the sphere. the clip period of this novel is more or less left up to the imaginativeness. It is know that it was one time North America. so clearly it’s in the hereafter. but how far in the hereafter is non known. If I were to do a slightly educated conjecture. I would state around 150-200 old ages in the hereafter.
This novel decidedly falls into the teen/young grownup fiction genre. The chief characters are in their late teens. there’s love affair. tonss of action and a scene that makes one concerned about the manner the universe is headed ; all subjects that immature grownups are particularly captivated by. While reading. I couldn’t aid but notice a few minor analogues between Hunger Games and Twilight. Katniss is an bizarre 17 year-old miss. She’s quiet. awkward and has few close friends. non unlike Bella Swan. However. Katniss is more down to Earth. humourous and over all more sympathetic than Bella. In the Hunger Games. there is besides a love trigon merely as there is in Twilight. Of all the characters of the Hunger Games. Peeta is decidedly the most sympathetic character in the novel. He’s capturing. witty and so hopelessly in love with Katniss. but its nauseatingly endearing. I may be biased since I ever picture the fine-looking Josh Hutcherson as I’m reading-the histrion who plays Peeta in the film version in the first book.
The rubric of this book. Catching Fire straight relates to Katniss. By arising against the capitol she ignites the fire of rebellion in others. She is the flicker that ignites or “catches fire” if you will to the remainder of the territories.
I would decidedly urge reading this book. but non before reading the first book as it would be really hard to follow. It’s most suited for teens and immature grownups. but could decidedly be enjoyed by any age group. Unlike Twilight that’s more geared toward misss. The Hunger Games series is great for cats excessively. I would most decidedly give this book two thumbs up. I was far from disappointed. I could non set it down one time I started reading. I’m eager to read the following book and after the impressive first film. I’m impatient for the film rendering of Catching Fire which will be released this coming November.