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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.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on September 14, 2008 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439023483
ISBN-13: 9780439023481
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  • lonewolf_94Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:03 am
    i love the hunger games
    • PeytonThursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:52 pm
      This book is about Katniss everdeen. Since she dosen't have a lot of money so she hunts every day for her family with her bow her family is her sister, her, and her mother. every year there is a hunger game where they pick two people from every 2 people out of the 12 districts and Katniss's sister (Prim) got picked, so Katniss voultered to go insted of her to the hunger games. Before you go into the battlefield you show the judges how good you are and she got the highest score with her bow. The other person with her was Peeta. Once it started she went for a bow but she almost got killed so she grab. bed a knife and ran. When she went to sleep she slept in a tree and when she woke up she saw Peeta with the people who train their whole life for this (Careers). The game makers shot giant fireballs at her, but she got away from them. They made a rule that two people from the same district can both when so Peeta and Katniss team up and Peeta give her a bow. She shoots the last person twice throught the head so they won.
      • catnip2087
        catnip2087Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm55 stars
        This book and the series is amazing. I take it like almost everywhere I go.
        • horse177Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm
          • mybooksandi
            mybooksandiSunday, September 9, 2018 at 8:28 am44 starsFeatured
            I really should've read this sooner. I've watched all the movies and I loved them, but nothing really compares to the book. The plot was A.MA.Z.I.N.G and the entire setup was incredible. I've never really appreciated the story until now. At first it just seemed that the Capitol is just killing people for no reason, but the backstory itself is really interesting. As much as I love the story there's one thing I hated above all.. Katniss. I've tried and tried to force myself to like her but I just couldn't. She seemed really two dimensional to me. She hates the Capitol at one time but then a pretty dress converts her. She's great as a character in a book who's trying to survive, but not a great person herself. I appreciate her toughness and all, but I can't (with some things) relate to her. On the other hand, I LOVED Peeta. He just seemed like a really fun character. HE'S A BAKER THAT FIGHTS PEOPLE TO THE DEATH. Even though he didn't really kill anyone but whatever. In all, I really appreciate this book, but let's just make Peeta the main character.
            • slytherinfan
              slytherinfanWednesday, September 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm55 stars
              I would definitely recommend this book for ages 10 and up (Awesome book!)
              • ginevraweasley
                ginevraweasleyFriday, August 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm55 starsFeatured
                Katniss Everdeen of District 12, lives with her mother and her younger sister, Primrose (Prim for short). Every year there is the annual Hunger Games, a game that is broadcasting live on the TV. The Hunger Games has spilled a lot of blood in its history. Prim gets chosen to participate in The Hunger Games, but 16 year old Katniss decides to take 12 year old Prim’s place in The Hunger Games and succeeds in doing so. Then Katniss has to learn how to survive and sometimes kill. Towards the end, Katniss fights in The Hunger Games alongside with Peeta Mellark (Also of District 12). Do they survive? Do they win The Hunger Games? The Hunger Games is such an outstanding book! It’s so fun to feel as if you are with the characters! Suzzane Collins does such an amazing job with describing the characters and slipping your feet in the their shoes! Katniss Everdeen is so brave, resilient, and resourceful! I highly recommend this book if you want a taste of adventure and suspense. At the end of Catching Fire (the second book) there is such a crazy cliffhanger!! And then you move on to Mockingjay (the third and final book)and you can’t put it down!!!!!!!!
                • toriburn
                  toriburnTuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:07 am55 stars
                  OMG!!! i couldn't put it down! i totally bing-read the whole series! best book ever
                  • katniss122
                    katniss122Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm55 starsFeatured
                    I throughly enjoyed this book! Once you get into you can't put it down! The story takes place in the nation of Panem which lies on what used to be known as North America. The story begins with a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in the poorest part of Panem known as District 12 where there is a constant struggle to survive. Katniss works hard to keep her widowed mother and young sister Prim afloat. Then the unthinkable happens. Every year a girl and boy tribute from each disrtict are chosen to be in the "Hunger Games" and every year only one person comes out of the arena alive and it is all on Live TV. This year 16 year old Katniss and 12 year old Prim are both eligable to compete. When young Prim is called to be the female tribute of district 12 Katniss immedietly steps up in place of her sister who she could not bear seeing die. Know Katniss must face the brutal games with only a slim chance of survival and she must make chocies about life, love and survivial. This fast paced hard to put down novel is amazing and I highly suggest it to any teen who is looking for a great read.
                    • firell
                      firellMonday, July 9, 2018 at 4:52 am55 stars
                      No wonder people call it "A classic"!!! It's an awesome book! It's a bit scary though. The main character is Katniss Everdeen. The cool thing about this book is that it is placed in the future. In the book they say that the land they live in was once North America but there was a huge war that destroyed a lot of the continent. Then the victors of the war ( or the Capitol) divided the land into 13 districts. District 13 got destroyed by the Capitol because they where protesting against this so they got blown up. Because the Capitol wanted the continent Panem to be peaceful, they decided to punish each of the districts for the war by forcing each district to send one boy and girl to fight against the 22 other tributes. Until one remained. They called it the Hunger Games. If you like sci fi books and adventure books you would like it.

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