The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

By Suzanne Collins

1650 ratings 2484 reviews 2854 followers
Book 1 of 3 in the  The Hunger Games Series
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 6 - 8 Grades 10 - 9 Z 5.3 99750
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

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 districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 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 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.


New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN-13: 9780439023481
ISBN-10: 0439023483
Published on 9/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 384

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Good Book so far I like it!

The Hunger Games are a great book series and I suggest them. Katniss Everdeen's worst nightmares come true when her little sister Primrose Everdeen is selected to fight in the Hunger Games, an way the capitol of Panem, once known As North America, sends 24 kids to fight in an Arena where they must fight to the death. She volunteers to go for her and then the boy from her district is chosen. Peeta Mellark, the boy with the bread. . .

when i get home im going to read the book

it was a pretty good book i loved it.

I really want to read this book! I think I will read it once I finish the series that I am already on.

THIS WAS GOOD!!!! literally awesome if you ignore the katniss and peeta thing. it's a really good book 👍🏼. Idk what to say. but. it made me cry 🤪

I have heard that this book is really good. I really badly want to read it. Isn't there also a movie about it too? Obviously, I would read the book first though!

I think that it would be pretty harsh living in a world like this, but overall this was a good book so I give it 4 stars

I is a great book with violence with makes it a action pact book 5 stars SLAY!

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