was more than a piece
in their Games.
And so am I.
Sometimes growing-up poor has hidden benefits.
Katniss Everdeen, growing-up poor, possesses such benefits. Wherever she goes, those benefits go with her.
She knows how to survive. She's an expert shot with a bow and arrow. She has inner strength. She has great instincts. And ... she's rebellious.
Her defiance could become the most-valuable of all her assets. Trying to outsmart a tyrannical government intent on seeing her dead, sixteen-year-old Katniss must use her skills - and her wits - to stay alive.
How did she get into this predicament? A totalitarian government - known as "The Capitol" - is in charge of the country in which she lives. To entertain themselves, the people who run the government enjoy watching television games.
Their favorite game - during which real young people are ordered to kill each other until only one survives - is broadcast on national television.
Katniss - who is named after the "arrowhead" plant - is one of the "stars" of the 74th Hunger Games.
ISSUES AND QUESTIONS TO PONDER: Do you think that television has a tendency to "desensitize" the way in which people view (and understand) violence? If so, how - and - to what extent can TV viewers do anything about it?
Could "The Hunger Games" - during which 24 young people are ordered to kill each other until only one survives - ever exist in the real world? If so, what kind of politics would govern a country in which such games occurred?
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