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Event: The Hunger Games Read-A-Thon - The Tributes

Posted on the 02 March 2012 by Mr. Book Wonder @mrbookwonder

The Hunger Games Read-A-Thon

Welcome to The Hunger Games Read-A-Thon hosted by one of my amazing book blogger friend, Sarah of Smitten Over Books and Sana of Breathing Books. As countdown to March 23 is fast approaching, this event was organize and creatively develop for fans of The Hunger Games.

As part of the event, we are having our first post, a discussion post about the first part of The Hunger Games, The Tributes.

Imagine one day waking up and finding yourself in Panem. What district would you be in and why?

According to The Capitol, I belong to District Nine or the Grain District. I’m fine with it as we supply different kinds of food that comes from grains to whole Panem. And without grain, Peeta will never know about bread and his family will not have a bakery to keep them alive. But if I were to choose, I’ll be in District Three or the Technology District. I obviously love computers and gadgets and Technology is a branch of Science which is one of my favorite subjects in school.

The Reaping Day was one of the dreaded days by District 12. If you were picked that day as one of the tributes, what would be your initial reaction?

I’ll be sweating of course! Not the sweat you get from exercises, but cold sweats. I think my heart will stop from pumping or like I’ll be dead without even stepping on the stage to be congratulated. But being part of the elite District, I’ll keep my head up and be willingly strong, I think.

You are a tribute and your mentor is planning the best strategy for you to win. What do you think will be your best attribute and/or skill?

Coming from District Three, I think my knowledge of inventions and gadgets would be my best asset and I think I’ll survive.

You were not picked but your sister/brother was, would you sacrifice yourself for them like Katniss or would you keep your ground like Peeta’s brothers?

I’m the eldest in the family and I’ll probably do the same like Katniss did for her sister. My brothers are still young and I don’t want to compromise their future.

Time for the first impression segment. What is the first thing that came into mind when you think of:

  1. Katniss Everdeen - The Female Warrior
  2. Peeta Mellark - The Good Samaritan
  3. Gale Hawthorne - The Best Friend
  4. Cinna - The Fashion King
  5. Haymitch Abernathy - The Drunk Strategist
  6. Effie Trinket - The Fashion Goddess
  7. Primrose Everdeen - The Little Sister
  8. Caesar Flickerman - The Master of Hairography
  9. Rue - The Little Huntress

Who is the character that leaps out to you the most?  Why?

It’s probably Rue. It’s because I felt the sadness of Katniss when she died and soon after finishing The Hunger Games, it’s still Rue who was in my mind. I honestly can’t let go of Rue. She’s so thin yet so strong.

Do you think Peeta ever thought of winning The Hunger Games even if it means killing Katniss in the process? Why or why not?

I don’t think so. Since the first day Peeta and Katniss met, the day when he gave Katniss a stale bread, he immediately fell for her. He will never compromise her love for Katniss for his life. He would rather die than see Katniss die.

(refer to p. 40) Fill in the blanks.

The Peacekeepers are back too soon and Gale asks for more time, but they’re taking him away and I start to panic. “Don’t let them starve!” I cry out, clinging to his hand.

“I won’t! You know I won’t! Katniss, remember I ______” he say, and they yank us apart and slam the door and I’ll never know what it was he wanted me to remember.

“…love you.”

Most memorable/favorite scene in Part One, The Tribute?

My most memorable in the first part would be the presentation of the Tributes in costumes and chariots with their districts’ main resources.

I know it’s too early to say, but if there was something you want to know more about or you would want to be more elaborated, what would it be and why?

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