The Hate U Give is about the life of a 16-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. An object of tug-o-war, Starr is pulled back and forth by her predominantly white school and friends and her predominantly black neighborhood and family. She’s no stranger to gang activity, drug use or violence, but when it’s her childhood friend who’s involved, things hit a little too close to home.
Month: February 2019
Mockingjay is about the revolution spurred by Katniss Everdeen’s survival of not one, but two Hunger Games appearances. As a band of rebels plot to overthrow the Capitol, they need a symbol, a leader, a revolutionizer, a Mockingjay. Can Katniss be the Mockingjay they need, changing the course of Panem forever? Can she put aside her past for a greater future? Can they overthrow the Capitol who’s killed their children and exploited their resources?
Catching Fire is about the after-effect of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark’s victory in the 74th Hunger Games. Despite all odds, the pair came out of the games together, “in love”, and fueling an unrest in the 12 districts of Panem on the brink of their victory tour. Amongst the political turmoil, Katniss faces an inner turmoil as well. Can she give off the appearance that she loves Peeta for the Capitol’s sake? Has she lost Gale forever? Has she lost herself?
The Hunger Games is about Katniss Everdeen’s fight to survive the Hunger Games, an annual, televised event where 24 tributes from the 12 districts of Panem (post-apocalyptic North America) fight to the death. Though Katniss and her male counterpart, Peeta, are up against stronger tributes, each tribute takes their own method of defense and Katniss’ knowledge of basic survival skills may just be the advantage she needs.