Even though both trilogies are based in the same time and the protagonists are both 16 year old girls, the two books are very different with a lot of similarites. Have you ever been taken away from you family and friends? Been forced into a game where to stay alive is the only way to win? That is what the hunger game is. A violent game that 24 contestants are chosen to fight one another to the death and the winner will never have to work again and is provided with riches beyond their wildest dreams. Two contestants, a boy and a girl, are chosen from each district.
This is what Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old, awkward girl had to go through. Now, Katniss did not get picked like most contestants do. No. She volunteered to go in. I know what your thinking, “This girl is nuts! ” but Katniss did it for her little sister Prim, who did get chosen at the age of 12. Beacuse of the hunger game, she has to leave behind her whole family and her best friend Gale. By the authors description of the times that Gale and Katniss meet an their conversations, you can tell there is a little bit of a love intrest between the two characters, however Gale was not chosen to participate in the games. Peeta was.
Peeta was a handsome young boy that Katniss knew from a long time ago. Throughout the games Peeta develops feelings for Katniss. Now because every year the cruel game is aired on live national television (so the kids families can watch their pride and joy die a terrible death) Gale watched as Katniss an Peeta grew closer and closer each day. Katniss Eventually grew feelings for Peeta as well, which left her torn bewteen her childhood best friend and some guy she barely knew. By the end of the first book, Peeta and Katniss had both won the hunger games, something that had never happened before in the history of the games.
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The second book was very different but had the same amount of excitement. Peeta and Katniss had been thrown in the games again due to another cruel trick by the government, which was that each previous victor had to return. Throughout the games they form an alliance with some other tributes. Katniss soon discovers a way out of the games itself. Peeta and Katniss are alive and well again after a toug hbattle in the games. By the end of the 2nd book, Katniss realizes she has to do something to stop this insane madness about the games. She starts a rebellion. The third and final book is all about the rebellion.
She ends up beeing able to stop the hunger games completely. “Is it not good to make a society full of beautiful people? ” the first line of the text Uglies foreshadows exactly what the main theme of the book is. The characters are born Littlies, grow into Uglies, operated on to become Pretties, operated on again to become Middle Pretties and then die as Crumblies. The operation came about to put everyone in place, to have no anger or hate towards anyone. They used the operations to make the prefect Utopia. Tally, a young, impressionable Ugly is led to believe she is exactly what her title is, ugly.
Her whole life she has been brainwashed into thinking she is ugly by computer technology, lack of affection and taunting name calling such as ‘squint’, ‘skinny’ or ‘nose’. She has grown up with nothing but beautiful faces surrounding her. Alike any other Ugly she is waiting for the day she turns sixteen so she can become a Pretty. She then meets a new friend Shay. Shay is different from all of the other Uglies. She doesn’t want to be Pretty. Tally was shocked to find someone who didnt want to be Pretty. The day Tally and Shay are about to turn 16 and become pretty.
Shay tells Tally she’s leaving to go be with a rebellious group called the Smoke. Shay convinces Tally to go with her and they ride off on their hoverboards to go signal the Smoke. The Smoke welcomes the two uglies with open arms. At the camp Tally meets the leader David. David was never made a pretty, but something about his apperance intrigued Tally, she found him Pretty but in a very different way. David and Tally grow closer as time goes on and Shay becomes jealous. Shay wanted David all to herself, but David wanted nothing to do with Shay. During one night the camp gets attacked by the government.
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They take a lot of the people back to their society, including Shay. David and Tally, along with other members of the Smoke escape and find a new place to camp out. Tally decides to go back to the society and get Shay back before they can harm her. When TAlly and David get there they end sneakin ino the laboratory to find Shay. Tally and David split up to go look for her, but who they found wasn’t the same Shay. She had been made Pretty. Shay ends up capturing Tally. At the very en of the book, Tally is made Pretty. The second book is about Tally being Pretty. She also meets another guy named Zane.
Tally can’t remember anythin that happens in the first book because the government brainwashed her when they turned her pretty. The first time she kisses ZAne she starts to remember David again. She ens up escaping and finding David yet again, this time with Zane by her side. David is instantly jealous and so is Zane. By the end Tally is made into a Special, a new breed of Pretty who is made to capture the Smokes. The third books is all about her being Special and how she must jog her memory yet again to remember the terrible things in her society. By the end she remembers and runs off to live with the smokes and be with David.
She sends a letter to the government telling them she will never stop fighting for what is right. As you can tell both books are completely different, but have a lot similarites between them. Both girls live in a messed up world. ONe making the kids fight to the death and the other making them believe they are worthless until the become Pretty. They both have to choose between two guys who they love dearly. They both become part of a rebellion against their messed up worlds. One did end up saving her world, while the other just promised to nver stop trying. All in all, both are great, amazing books that are well worth your time.
After we ran over that old lady in Diego’s car, well things haven’t been the same. I still have nightmares of her chasing me with that handbag. I told them to go to the police but Diego didn’t want to be put up for manslaughter. I can’t get the image out of my mind. I knew we shouldn’t have dumped her body in the Port River. If Luke weren’t so pissed that night he wouldn’t have distracted Diego. ...