Go to this main audiobook page in YouTube. Mr. McCarthy, a teacher, narrates the entire audiobook! I have posted chapter 1; you can use that as your home page, and when click on the link, just use the right side of the page to navigate to the appropriate chapter.
How to recognize a dystopia: Video & Directions (5:55)
The genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explains how dystopias act as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or technology, but the very idea that humanity can be molded into an ideal shape.
In your writer's notebook please do the following:
1. Write down two dystopian titles mentioned in the video 2. Based on the info in the video and the questions the narrator asks at the end, what is the main idea the director is trying to express to the audience?
It’s no secret that author Suzanne Collins drew some inspiration for character names from the greenhouse. Katniss, Primrose, and Hawthorne are all things you might find growing outside - though maybe not in District 12. Are you enough of a Hunger Games fan to separate fact from fiction? May the odds be ever in your favor.