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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

2008 . Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction . Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games

About the book

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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before -- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

Year:

2008

Language:

English

Publisher:

Scholastic Press

Pages:

374

ISBN:

0439023483 (ISBN13: 9780439023481)

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Reviews

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Shikha T

7 months ago

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The YA novel that sparked my love for dystopian fiction. Amazing series! The third book was a bit of a letdown in the emd I'll admit

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Robot 3

1 year ago

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Very nice written, well done Suzanne Collins I recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction.

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Brandy Hall

1 month ago

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I devoured these 3 books in a weekend. I can’t wait to read the prequel next. I typically don’t enjoy these type of books but these were well written and interesting.

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Rosejam

2 months ago

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A great YA dystopian read, and well written. The first is probably the best here

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Priscilla Kusumawardhani

2 months ago

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LOVE IT! so much! actually watched the movie before I read it, but both do not down my fond of the trilogy

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Nishka T

4 months ago

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A good story, nice for an afternoon/evening on the couch

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Zoe-Louise Bailey

5 months ago

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Engaging story line and fleshed out characters. Reads a little like a YA, but this has the advantage of meaning it’s a quick read.

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Dune Janse van Rensburg

5 months ago

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It was absolutely amazing, couldn’t put the book down and was finished in less than two dayd

AA

Aisha Abdurahman

6 months ago

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Very inspiring with strong main/side characters and a very descriptive and detailed plot.

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Maia Robinson

6 months ago

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The only reason this book didn’t get a 10 from me is because it is not my favourite genre. The writing was enticing and the pace was perfect. This is a book everyone should have the pleasure of reading at some point.

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Dyuthi Heroor

6 months ago

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The best book in the series. I absolutely love how the story starts.

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Joana Miss Known

7 months ago

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I had a good time. Not something mind-blowing, but it was interesting enough for me to want to continue with the story. I'm not deeply invested in the characters (the reason why I can't rate it any higher), although all the survival aspect was great!

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Lejla Bàrdos

7 months ago

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It was really interesting, I could read it like a 100 times again.

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sapphire

8 months ago

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read this after watching the film, was amazing and a better insight into the characters

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Ligia Pio

11 months ago

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O livro é realmente bom! independente da sua idade ele é bem construído e tem personagens cativantes. Apesar de ser considerado por muitos característico da época, ele é “um marco do fenômeno da distopia dos anos 2010”

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Christine Balslev

11 months ago

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Read all books during a summer when I was younger. So good

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Anja Cameron

1 year ago

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Fantastic world building and character design, was adapted extremely well. Takes on classism, society's factions and how the rich should remain rich without becoming jarring is a great take on the current situation. The main lead is a great character with being both headstrong and resourceful. It only falls short with the romance subplot but as that is not the main part of the story, I do not see it as a big deal.

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Karl Ogden

1 year ago

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Distopian adventure where the heroin is a lady for a great change

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Harkanwar Anand

1 year ago

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You will zip through this in one day if you put all else aside and it’s worth doing so I think

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Cecile Taylor

1 year ago

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Loved the first book but series definitely went downhill. In particular found the third very unsatisfying.

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Jacob Morrison

1 year ago

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I loved this when I was a kid. Became obsessed with the series

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Jake Sinnott

2 years ago

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Great series. Much better then the movies in my opinion.

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Swat Villaz

2 days ago

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I love the story,alot to learn.

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Lotte Smits

3 months ago

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not a massive dystopian fan

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Advaith Krishnakumar

6 months ago

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Didn't' like the romance

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Gal Zad

9 months ago

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Nice but way overrated.

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Aariyana Patel

10 months ago

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One of my most favorite books movies are good too

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Peter Cox

11 months ago

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Good but never quite hits 11

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Fred Burton

11 months ago

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Really enjoyed this, great read

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Benji Matheson

1 year ago

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Unique and easy to picture

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