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Hunger Games Or Divergent Series: Which Is Better
The Young Adult Fiction Genre has become big business over the past few years, not just in print but on the big screen and TV to.
Two of the newest to be published and make their transfer to the big screen are the Hunger Games and Divergent.
Both of these stories are set in a Dystopian Future America and feature a Teenage Girl who narrates the story as their main character. They are also both a series that are a trilogy of books and have both had movies made of them.
Comparing The Stories
Although they have similarities each story is set within a different Dystopian idea of Earth.
Divergent was written by Veronica Roth. It is set in Chicago years after war has caused a change in how society lives. The City is separated in to factions with each one having a different view on what is right.
The Hunger Games was Written by Suzanne Collins. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. Every year the 12 districts have to send two tributes to the Capitol to compete in the Hunger Games.
Abnegation - The Selfless. These are the political leaders of the population.
Amity - The Peaceful. They are farmers
Candor - The Honest. They cannot lie and can tell when someone else is.
Dauntless - The Brave. This Faction loves to take part in daredevil stunts and are skilled with weapons and unarmed combat.
Erudite- The Knowledgeable. The people of this Faction love to learn and are great with computers.
The Factionless - Those that no longer belong to a faction. They are homeless beggars who relay on the selflessness of the Abnegation who give them food and clothing.
Beatrice Prior - Main character and Narrator of the story. She was born into Abnegation but chooses Dauntless as her faction at the Choosing Ceremony.
Tobias Eaton (Four)- The instructor of the transfer initiates in the Dauntless compound. He is two years older than Beatrice and like her he transfered from Abnegation.He is Beatrice's love interest.
Caleb Prior - Beatrice's Brother who chooses Erudite over Abnegation and his family.
Natalie Prior - Beatrice and Caleb's Mother. She is ex Dauntless.
Andrew Prior - Beatrice and Caleb's Father and one of the leaders. He was born into Erudite.
Marcus Eaton - Tobias's abusive Father and member or Abnegation. He is one of the leaders.
Capitol - The Wealthiest part of Panem said to be located in the Rocky Mountains area of the USA.
1 - Makes luxury items for the Capitol and as such is the Wealthiest of the Districts.
2 - Makes Trains, Weapons and Masonry items and also provides Peacekeepers.
3 - Makes Electronic and Mechanical items like Cars and Guns.
4 - The population of this District are skilled swimmers and fishermen.
5 - This district provides the power for Panem.
6 - Transportation is this Districts thing.
7 - This Districts residents work with Trees and Wood.
8 - Makes Clothes and other Textile items.
9 - This District makes Bread.
10 - Livestock is this Districts specialty.
11 - This is a District of Farmers and is the Second poorest the the remaining 12.
12 - The District where the story begins. Its industry is coal mining and it is the poorest of the Districts.
13 - During the early part of the story this District is thought to have been obliterated during the Dark Days. However it turns out that the population survived by moving underground.
Katniss Everdeen - The main character and narrator of the story. She comes from District 12 and is a Tribute.
Peeta Mellark - The son of the District 12 baker. He is a Tribute and one of Katniss's love interests.
Gale Hawthorne - Resident of District 12. He takes Katniss over the fence to hunt. He is Katniss's other love interest.
Haymitch Abernathy - District 12's only living victor who is Katniss and Peeta's mentor.
Primrose Everdeen - The younger sister of Katniss. It is her name that is pulled at the raffle.
These are both really great series that deal with similar themes in slightly different ways. They are both aimed at the YA market yet are also appealing to adults in their 30's (Me for one).
The Hunger Games slowed down as it progressed through the last book and I found it harder and harder to keep reading.