1.04.2012

Hunger Games Book Club & Discussion Questions

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As you may have already noticed from this post that I am obsessed with The Hunger Games trilogy!
I've been thinking a lot about Peeta, Katniss, Finnick, Gale, Prim, Haymitch, etc... so I thought I would bring out my bookworm self in full force and make a little online book club! I've never actually been in a book club but I do like reading and I absoutely loved these books so I am going to wing it! 

If you would like, post these questions on your blog along with your answers. I will post a link up next Wednesday, January 11, 2012 where you can link up your answers - I'll post mine then - and then we can hop around and see what we all thought! :)

Warning! This may contain spoilers! If you have not read all of The Hunger Games books you may just want to click the X in the upper right corner out of my little blog...sorry this post is for a certain audience! And in the meantime get reading! You'll fly through these books!

Here are your questions for the 1st Hunger Games book:
Questions found from here and here.
Oh, and you don't have to answer them all if you don't want to! Just do what you can!

1 // Who was your favorite character in The Hunger Games? Why?
2 // What did you feel was the most emotional moment in book?  Which part was the hardest to read?
3 // How does Katniss feel about the country of Panem? Why does she need to make her face "an indifferent mask" and be careful what she says in public? 
4 // Why do you think fire is an appropriate symbol for Katniss?
5 // How does Katniss’ early encounter with Peeta affect their relationship after they are chosen as tributes?
6 // Did your perception of Peeta change over the course of The Hunger Games? How and why?
7 // How does the fact that the tributes are always on camera affect their behavior from the time they are chosen? Does it make it easier or harder for them to accept their fate?
8 // Before the Games start, Peeta tells Katniss, " . . . I want to die as myself . . . I don't want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I'm not." What does this tell you about Peeta? What does he fear more than death? Is he able to stay true to himself during the Games?
 9 // When Peeta declares his love for Katniss in the interview, does he really mean it or did Haymitch create the "star-crossed lovers" story? What does Haymitch mean when he says, "It's all a big show. It's all how you're perceived." Why do they need to impress sponsors and what are those sponsors looking for when they are watching the Games?
10 // Why does Katniss ignore Haymitch’s advice to head directly away from the Cornucopia? Did she do the right thing to fight for equipment?
11 // What makes Katniss and Rue trust each other to become partners? What does Katniss gain from this friendship besides companionship? Is Katniss and Rue's partnership formed for different reasons than the other group's?
12 // Why does Peeta join with the Career Tributes in the beginning of the Games? What does he hope to gain? Why do they accept him when they start hunting as a group? Why do groups form in the beginning when they know only one of them will be able to survive?
13 // What did you think of the fact that they changed the rules partway through the games to allow two winners from the same district?
14 // Do you think the glamorization of the Games and the treatments of its stars before they are sent off to die is a reflection of anything in our modern society?
15 // Reality TV has been a part of the entertainment world since the early days of television (with shows such as Candid Camera and the Miss America Pageant), but in the 21st century there has been a tremendous growth of competitive shows and survival shows. Discuss this phenomenon with respect to The Hunger Games. What other aspects of our popular culture do you see reflected in this story?
16 // What other books do you feel are comparable to The Hunger Games?  
(Because who doesn’t want more great reads like this?!)

I hope at least 1 person will link up haha. I have not done a link up in...forever so if I get 1 that will be a success! If it goes well we can then discuss Catching Fire & Mockingjay!
And isn't this awe-some...
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12 comments:

  1. Sounds fun~I need to read these books so I can participate too :)

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  2. I loved reading these books and I'm seriously going to be first in line to see the movie!!

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  3. You know I'll be linking up with you! I'm sad that I'm done reading all the books but I just couldn't them down! I've actually been going through the books and rereading my favorite parts. I can't wait until the movie comes out :)

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  4. Hahaha, I will definitely join in!!

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  5. I have this book sitting on my bookshelf screaming at me to read it. But I'm currently in the middle of another book. I'm actually tempted to start this one just so I can participate in this book club! I'm sure i can finish it before the link up ;) great idea with the book club. I think you should continue it with other books as well :)

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  6. Ah! I'm so in love with the Hunger Games, and I haven't started the second one yet but I'm so anxious for it. I might not answer EVERY question but I'll totally link my answers up!

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  7. I need to finish so I can play!! :)

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  8. love your new header! and i just finished reading these yesterday. did you like the ending? i have to say i was a little disappointed. but other then that these books were seriously the best read. right up there with twilight.

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  9. This series is so fun...and I am SO excited for the movie to come out!!

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  10. I think I need to read these book simply due to all the hype.

    Amanda

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  11. I love hunger games! So excited for the movie too. I'm on the third book right now and I can't wait to finish!

    Jenna
    www.thelifeofthewife.blogspot.com

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  12. i got the book from a swap and i can't wait to read it!

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