Morning Talk by 4B Fan Chun Wai Cyrus

Good morning, principal, teachers, and fellow schoolmates,

I am Fan Chun Wai Cyrus from class 4B. Today, I am going to share the popular book, the Hunger Games, with you.

This book is a 2008 dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It was written from the perspective of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle royale to death.

My favorite part of the book is when Katniss sings to Rue, who are a pair of couples then flowers are arranged around her as a last goodbye because Rue is stabbed by Marvel. The tragic death separates the couple forever. It is so touching that the scene lingers in the readers’ memory. Hardly can the readers forget such a saddening scene.

Although Hunger Games is an old novel which was published in 2008, my year of birth, I think that it is still worth reading and recommending.

I learnt that killing is against human nature. The concept of killing has been an intrinsic part of human history, often attributed to the instinctual survival mechanisms that have driven our species' evolution. However, the notion that killing is an irrevocable and inherent aspect of human nature is a myth that warrants critical examination.

It is the longest book that I have ever been engrossed in because I hate reading long books which are boring. Having finished the first of the trilogy, however, I am looking forward to reading the other books written by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games is a novel which is worth recommending. Let’s dig deep into the world created by Collins. That’s what I want to share today. Thank you!