The Hunger Games

by: Suzanne Collins

Suggested Essay Topics

Is Haymitch a good mentor to Katniss and Peeta? Explain.

In what ways does Katniss’s hunting experience prepare her for the Games, and in what ways does it fail to prepare her?

How does Katniss’s role in her family affect her behavior in the Games?

What is Katniss’s greatest strength in the Games, and what is her greatest weakness?

Science fiction often uses a futuristic setting to comment on the present day. What does The Hunger Games suggest about the present-day United States?