The reason why the Hunger Games appeals to teenagers nowadays is due to the courage and inspiration demonstrated by Katniss throughout the novel. She demonstrates the heart of a champion throughout the whole process of the Hunger Games and the training. She shows that even when a person’s circumstances are not ideal you can always fight to improve your situation. Always put others before yourself, even when the situation isn’t in your comfort zone, it doesn’t matter because it’s not about you; it’s about them.
A scene that shows sacrifice and selflessness is in chapter two when Katniss sacrifices herself for her sister. When her sister is chosen for the contest she volunteers herself in Prim’s place. There are a lot of people who have siblings who can relate to an action like this. When their younger siblings are put in harm’s way, the older sibling instantly does whatever they can in their power to protect them. There are other examples, such as actions of compassion. An example of this is in chapter two when in their childhood, Katniss was searching for food for her family, and Peeta gives her a loaf of bread. This is once again very selfless by Peeta. He also sacrificed himself because he already had a bruise on his face from his parents, but he still chose to give her the food for her family. Not many people would go against their parents’ wishes like that and put themselves in harm’s way for a complete stranger.
Another reason why the Hunger Games appeals to teenagers is because of Katniss and Peeta’s relationship throughout the novel. Their love interest is quite interesting. Even though Katniss is not really in touch with her emotional side, she still shows signs of feelings for him. An example is in the first day of the games when the cannons are being fired, she is thinking of him and wondering if he is safe. Another scene of affection is when they are being interviewed before the games and Peeta expresses his...