The Hunger Games (Book 1)

By Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a spot as soon as referred to as North the US lies the country of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded through twelve outlying districts. in the past the districts waged battle at the Capitol and have been defeated. As a part of the hand over phrases, every one district agreed to ship one boy and one woman to seem in an annual televised occasion referred to as, "The starvation Games," a struggle to the loss of life on stay television. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives on my own together with her mom and more youthful sister, regards it as a loss of life sentence whilst she is pressured to symbolize her district within the video games. The terrain, principles, and point of viewers participation could swap yet something is continuing: kill or be killed.

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We’ve bought to discover one other attitude. not just are you antagonistic, I don’t understand something approximately you. I’ve requested you fifty questions and also have no experience of your existence, your loved ones, what you care approximately. they wish to grasp approximately you, Katniss. ” 117 “But I don’t wish them to! They’re already taking my destiny! They can’t have the issues that mattered to me some time past! ” I say. “Then lie! Make whatever up! ” says Haymitch. “I’m no longer stable at lying,” I say. “Well, you greater research speedy. You’ve bought approximately as a lot appeal as a lifeless slug,” says Haymitch. Ouch. That hurts. Even Haymitch needs to understand he’s been too harsh simply because his voice softens. “Here’s an idea. test performing humble. ” “Humble,” I echo. “That you can’t think a bit woman from District Twelve has performed this good. the full thing’s been greater than you ever can have dreamed of. discuss Cinna’s outfits. How great the folk are. How the town amazes you. in the event you won’t discuss your self, at the very least praise the viewers. simply retain turning it again round, o.k.. Gush. ” the subsequent hours are agonizing. instantly, it’s transparent i will not gush. we attempt me enjoying cocky, yet I simply don’t have the confidence. it sounds as if, I’m too “vulnerable” for ferocity. I’m now not witty. humorous. attractive. Or mysterious. by means of the top of the consultation, i'm nobody in any respect. Haymitch began consuming someplace round witty, and a foul part has crept into his voice. “I surrender, sweetheart. simply resolution the questions and check out to not enable the viewers see how overtly you despise them. ” i've got dinner that evening in my room, ordering an outrageous variety of food, consuming myself in poor health, after which tak118 ing out my anger at Haymitch, on the starvation video games, at each residing being within the Capitol through smashing dishes round my room. while the lady with the crimson hair is available in to show down my mattress, her eyes widen on the mess. “Just go away it! ” I yell at her. “Just depart it by myself! ” I hate her, too, together with her figuring out reproachful eyes that decision me a coward, a monster, a puppet of the Capitol, either from time to time. For her, justice needs to eventually be taking place. a minimum of my dying might help pay for the lifetime of the boy within the woods. yet rather than fleeing the room, the woman closes the door in the back of her and is going to the lavatory. She comes again with a humid fabric and wipes my face lightly then cleans the blood from a damaged plate off my palms. Why is she doing this? Why am I letting her? “I must have attempted to save lots of you,” I whisper. She shakes her head. Does this suggest we have been correct to face by way of? That she has forgiven me? “No, it used to be wrong,” I say. She faucets her lips along with her hands then issues to my chest. i believe she signifies that i'd just have ended up an Avox, too. most likely could have. An Avox or lifeless. I spend the subsequent hour assisting the redheaded woman fresh the room. whilst the entire rubbish has been dropped down a disposal and the meals wiped clean away, she turns down my mattress. I move slowly in among the sheets like a five-year-old and allow her tuck me in. Then she is going. i need her to stick till I go to sleep. To be there while I get up. i would like the safety of this lady, even supposing she by no means had mine.

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