The Hunger Games is a sadistically hilarious book created by the Collins family under the name "Suzanne Collins" and published by Scholastic, I'll just let the the media tell you what it's all about bellow.
===== The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a trilogy of books which has received glowing reviews in the Illuminati media. They are seen as successor to theHarry Potter series and more popular even than the Twilight series.
As of February 11, 2010, The Hunger Games trilogy has sold 800,000 copies in the US. Hunger Games was followed by Catching Fire, in Sept. 2009 andMockingjay, in August 2010.
Rights have been sold in 38 territories and there are over 2.9 million copies in print. It was on The New York Times list for over 100 consecutive weeks as of September 2010. The first movie is due out in March.
Some schools have included these books as mandatory reading for their English classes, ignoring the many fragmented and run-on sentences which the publisher, Scholastic, has ignored.
Mothers have reported their daughters having nightmares after reading the series. The books are more gruesome and grisly than some of the more violent video games that are out there.
The story centers on Katniss Everdeen, 16, whose mother fell into a deep depression upon the death of her father in a coal mining accident. Her family lives in "District 12," one of 13 districts around the Capitol in a post-apocalyptic United States. Most of the District 12 residents live in abject poverty. Katniss must illegally hunt in the woods to feed her mother, younger sister and herself.
In the pre-history of the story, District 13 had rebelled against the Capitol's slavery-inducing, consumer-driven production fields and was literally bombed out of existence for their insurgency.
As a result, the Capitol, under President Snow, demands a reaping, a sacrifice of two children, between the ages 12-18, from each district every year.
In supreme sadistic irony, the children are forced to dress in their very best clothing for the reaping. Those who try to earn extra grain and oil for their families offer their names in the "Hunger Games." =====
===== Against all odds, the twelve year old sister of Katniss is chosen. Katniss immediately offers herself in her sister's place.
Twenty-four children are brought to the Capitol and fed the richest foods, pampered, and put on display. Each district is forced to watch the games on television.
Without her knowledge, Katniss is secretly chosen to be the face of the rebellion of the districts against the capitol.
What follows are the Hunger Games themselves. They are held in an arena from which there is no escape. The most sadistic forms of torture imaginable are used against the children in the games. There can be only one victor. The children must kill each other. One girl is only twelve years old. If they refuse to kill each other, the Gamekeeper devises torturous ways in which they are forced to kill each other off.
Some of the children must initially murder each other in a 'bloodbath' in order to secure necessities from the cornucopia. They face hunger, starvation, sleep deprivation, poisonous gases, acid rains, blood rains, killing waves, mutant creatures who maul them to death, killing traps, insects that drive them madly insane if they are not outright poisoned to death by them.
By the final book, some of the children are tortured by government officials for months on end. Mind-bending, memory forging brainwashing is included. The formerly innocent children are turned into killers.They must kill or be killed.
The victors are paraded through-out the districts. Parents of murdered children must salute the victors, the murderers of their children. The victor's families are moved into nice houses and are wealthy for the remainder of their lives. The families of the murdered children receive nothing. Sound familiar?
In the last book, Katniss discovers that under-age children have been sold into prostitution by the President.
Book after book in the trilogy, the torture, the killing, the deception and the sadistic glory continue not only for those who have been captured by the Capitol, but also in the additional Hunger Games that has been declared.
All the former victors must participate. In the end, Katniss and the rebels win victory against Snow, but it does not protect her little sister, who has been purposefully targeted by yet another enemy and burned alive in front of her eyes.
Scholastic Inc. (link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholastic_Corporation) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. =====
Rev. Pamela Lanides is the mother of give children and the grandmother of two. She lives in New England Edit