During the readalong, I am going to try and do my best not to give away any spoilers!
We are introduced to Katniss (or Catnip), her mother and younger sister Prim. Katniss and her family lives in the horrible District 12. For food and daily survival, Katniss and her friend Gale hunts animals and gather plants. We learn all about Katniss relationship with Gale, life in District 12 and the reason she is responsible for and basically is the head of her house. In these fast pace 73 pages, I learned all about Hunger Games, how they originated and the politics behind them. Chapter six ended with Katniss and her “partner” Peeta being introduced to the country in the opening ceremony.
Wow! This book started off with a bang. I kept hearing about and reading about people saying how much the book grabbed them from the very beginning. Well I am here to say that this is very correct! LOL
The story line is crazy. Basically if you are between the ages of 12-18 you are free to fight to the death and then it televised for the entire country to see??? However crazy the plot is, I am all into it. I have already established a liking to both Katniss and Peeta, but only one can live! OMG….
Until next week……