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How Would You Survive?
April 22, 2009, 10:13 am
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You’ve been selected for the 74th annual Hunger Games…

Describe in 500 words or less how you would survive the Games for a chance to win lunch in New York with author Suzanne Collins.

Enter the Contest at Scholastic’s website.

100 runners up will receive a copy of the sequel, Catching Fire.

Not familiar with The Hunger Games?  Check it out!

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First I would survive by finding a pack for what I need most, sleeping bag, maybe a knife and hopefully get my hands on a weapon, to help me get small game kills. I am a hunter so I do know a little about survival and I am smart but not book smart. Nature, to me is my friend and I try to live with her rather than destroy her to get my way, if she wants me dead, I got no say in the madder. The environment would be my ally and I would walk with her to get me to victory if she wants me to be the victor. If I had to kill I would kill loners and not groups, not worth the risk. My strength in the arena is my size and strength. My true advantage is a compound bow and anyone against me would have a higher chance of losing. In the state of Wyoming I have place Shooter of the Year two years in a row. I would try my best to get to the finally three but that’s maybe as far as I could go. I’m also not the guy who would rather tough it out than take a pill to make my problems disappear. Making a mistake and I my life would end right there, all I would say is “I tried and failed, but I did what my body allowed.” I would stay alone so in the end I would not face the same situation as Peeta. I don’t know if I would win in the end but everything decided on chance, people chosen, their skills, decisions they make all play on the winner of The Hunger Games.

Comment by Chris Moore

This is a great essay! You should definitely enter it in the official contest at (if you haven’t already)! Remember to have someone doublecheck the spelling & punctuation for you – there are a couple of errors (ex. madder should be matter). Good luck!

Comment by nileslibya

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