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Book review of <Hunger game>
Journalism & Communication
Pages 10 (2510 words)
The Social Impact of “The Hunger Games” Book and Movie When Suzanne Collins released “The Hunger Games” trilogy of books a few years back, she did so with the full intention of educating the young adults about the tragedies and atrocities of war. The Hunger games was not meant to be a glossy story of love ala “Twilight”.
The realities of war and the loss that accompanies it. One has to remember that the author, Ms. Collins, grew up a military brat since her father was an active serviceman. She grew up being regaled by his stories of adventures and battles abroad that he was involved in. It was his influence that led to her extensive knowledge of war and its dark side. A side that the author herself has said that young adults need to be slowly exposed to because war is sadly, now a part of daily life in most countries. Therefore, it is important that they be introduced to its terror in a controlled environment such as the pages of the book. Which after reading, allows them an opportunity to have an open discussion with their parents and peers about what they just read. “The Hunger Games” is in effect, a traching tool that both educators and parents can utilize in a collective effort to explain what war is all about. What is quite unique about “The Hunger Games” is that it effectively portrayed a reality show obssessed country, represented by The Capitol that cannot take their eyes off the actual bloodshed happening in the arena as the tributes battle for survival against all odds. ...
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