The last post

Now that our blog assignment has come to an end, I would just like to say that this has been a really fun assignment. I didn’t really know what to think when I first heard that we were going to write a blog, because I thought it would be hard to make the blog and to come up with something new and creative at least once a week. But now that it’s done, I have to say, I am going to miss it. It was really relaxing to be able to just sit at home, and write about an exciting book. So I really hope that we do something similar in the future.

I have spent quite a bit of time on my post just to make them as good as I was able to make them, and I have to say it was worth it. I got many positive comments on all of the posts, and that was just like a booster to make me keep it up. I have also got the chance to read my other classmates blogs, and from what I read there I was able to learn a bit about them and their writing methods. I was also able to learn something from them to use in my own blog posts. I have also learned how I am going to write my book analysis, I learned how to write in a more formal way and how to better use the information that I get from the book in my text.

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Now that we only have the analysis left, I am definitely miss this assignment, so I am really hoping for more creating assignments like this in the future. Now before I end this, I will end it with a recommendation. If you want to read an extremely exciting book, and you haven’t read the hunger games yet, then you have to read this book. I rarely read books that are as long as the hunger games, because I am unable to keep my attention on it, but with this book, it was hard to take my attention away from it. It had me hooked from the very first page to the last. So I if you have the time, then I would highly recommend reading this book.

Thank you for reading and goodbye.

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The theme

The thing about my book, which makes this assignment a bit harder for me to do, is the fact that my book has multiple themes. Even though there are many themes in my book there are a few that sticks out. For example, survival. Survival is the major theme of this book, I would say. That is because most of the book revolves around Katniss, and how she is surviving and how she has to win the hunger games.Katniss-Everdeen

Another one of the major themes in this book is revolution. As you might know, if you have read some of my previous posts is that, the hunger games is a trilogy, and I am reading the first one of them. But even though we are so early into the trilogy, we can still see that there is going to be some sort of revolution, just by the way the citizens of the less fortunate districts react to their children being forced into to fight to the death, just to scare the poor and amuse the rich.three finger salute the hunger games

There are many more themes to this book other then I have written above, but if I were to tell about all of them, this blog post would be too long and get really boring, really fast. So I chose to only mention the two most important themes. And I am going to write a book analysis as well, so maybe I will mention a few more themes then.

Point of view

My book is written in a first person point of view. This means that we see all of the events in the book through one person’s point of view.

Here are some examples from the book:

“One time, when I was in hide in a tree, waiting motionless for game to wander by, I dozed off and fell three meters to the ground, landing on my back. It was as if the impact had knocked every wisp of air from my lungs, and I lay there struggling to inhale, to exhale, to do anything.” Chapter two, the very first sentences.HungerGamesTree

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.” Chapter one, the very first sentences.

Book report or book analysis?

I have decided that I will write a book analysis. The only reason for my choice is just the fact that I know this will affect my grade. Because, if I had chosen to write a book report, the highest grade I could get is a 5(+), but a book analysis, on the other hand, gives me the chance to get a 6. So my only real reason is just that I think I am able to write an analysis and still get a good grade, and if I think I can do that, then why would I take away my only chance to get a 6 on this task. So there you have it. What I chose and why I chose it.Decisions

My book’s country

My book is set in a country called Panem. Panem is a futuristic country located in what is now called North America. Panem was established after there was a great war involving some of the major countries in the world. The war killed most of  the earth’s population, and made a large part of the world uninhabitable by increasing the water level so most counties was flooded.

Panem map

The Districts

Panem is divided into 13 parts. We have the twelve districts and then we have the capital. There was originally thirteen districts, but District thirteen was destroyed because they were supposedly trying to start a rebellion.

The way the districts are organized is by ranking them after importance and wealth. District one is ranked as the highest ranking part and then going down the ranks to district twelve, which is considered the least important and least well- standing district.

Even though there are just twelve districts, there are still thirteen parts, with the capital as the only part that is not called “District”. The reason it’s not called a district is because it’s not large enough, yet still it’s not small enough to just be a part of another district.

the 12 districts of Panem

The government

The form of government in Panem is dictatorship. The country is led by their “elected” president, usually only referred to as President Snow. The reason that I wrote elected like I did, is because he, as most dictators, wasn’t really elected. It’s just the election-system that has been rigged.

The hunger games Snow

There have been a few attempts to bring Snow and his supporters down, but there has only really been one that is worth mentioning, and that is District thirteen’s attempt. As I mentioned earlier District thirteen was supposedly destroyed because they started a rebellion, but there is more to it than that. I can’t really go into details on that, because they don’t say anything about it in the book I am currently reading, but I have seen the movies and therefore  I know that there is a lot more to that story, then what the government says.

The main character

The main character in this book is Katniss “Catnip” Everdeen. She is a 16-year-old girl living in District 12, in the future dystopia called Panem, which was formerly known as Northern America. At the age of just 12 Katniss had to start to hunt for food for her family after her father died in a tragic mining accident, and her mother becoming depressed after her husband’s sudden death.

In Panem, hunting is actually illegal, but since Katniss was too young and uneducated, she was unable to get a job. When Katniss saw no other way of earning money, she had to turn to hunting, which her father had taught her how to do when she was younger.

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As you might be able to tell from what I have written so far, Katniss is a very brave girl, and she lives up to it as well.

Every year in Panem there is an annual event called “The Hunger Games” where two teens from each district between the age of twelve to eighteen are chosen to compete in a nationally broadcasted fight to the death, where only one survives.

Well, now that you know about that, let me tell you how Katniss manages to live up to what I am saying about her. On Katniss’s sister’s first reaper day, which is the day that they chose who will fight in the hunger games, she was picked out to fight. Because Katniss didn’t really know what to do because the chances of her sister being chosen was so small that she hadn’t even considered it, she volunteered as the tribute to the games, just so her sister wouldn’t have to fight. Even though the chances of surviving the game was very slim, especially when you come from the district that Katniss came from. Yet, she volunteered, just for her sister.

That was where the first chapter ended, and even though I wanted to continue to read, I stopped, just so what I read the next time was fresh for me. So I can’t tell you anything more for now about Katniss, but from what I have read until now, she is a really interesting character and I really look forward to read more about her.  The-Hunger-Games-wallpapers-the-hunger-games-26975706-1280-800

Why I chose “The Hunger Games”

I chose the book “The hunger games” written by Suzanne Collins.

The reason why I chose this book was because, ever since I saw the first movie in the film series I became a fairly big fan, but I never really got around to reading any of the books. And when we got this assignment I thought that I might as well read something that I know I will enjoy and always wanted to read anyways.

I originally planned to read a book that was inspired by real events in the rapper 50 cent a.k.a. Curtis James Jackson III’s life, called “50 cent playground”. However, I chose not to because of multiple grammatical mistakes and misspellings in the book. So I felt like that wasn’t fitting to read when my grades depended on it.

Anyways, let us get back to the book I ended up actually choosing. The book itself is quite long and maybe a bit hard to read for some people, but I am confident that I will be able to read it without any real problems.

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Facts about the book

The book is the first in a series of three books a.k.a. a trilogy. The books became a major hit worldwide and got great ratings by some of the biggest and greatest book reports and authors, like Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer.

All of these facts had a big part in whether or not I would read the book. Mostly because I love Stephen King and most of his work, that the book got the great critic that it got and the fact that it was a part of a longer series.

This is the link to the hunger games movie trailer. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet.