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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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  • donutman55
    donutman55Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:02 am55 stars
    Great book. I think everybody should read it. It's so good, I dont have to do an explination on it.
    • bella11031
      bella11031Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:09 am55 stars
      This is the best three book set ever! These books keep you on the edge of your seat!!!! I love them!!! I think you should seriously give reading them some thouht!
      • writerstime
        writerstimeMonday, January 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm
        I love this book! I could not put it down. Although when Rue dies in the book, I enjoyed the fast pace and action, but some parts creeped me out.
        • hobo
          hoboMonday, January 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm55 stars
          This is the best book ever. But don't read it if you don't like books that are violent, gory, sensative, on edge, and AMAZING!
          • ANALISEMonday, January 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm
            This is the best book I have ever read. read it, or I WILL GET YOU!
            • amazingdog12
              amazingdog12Monday, January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm
              This is a great series. i am currently on the second . This series is well written. This is a good series i recommend
              • denice16
                denice16Monday, January 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm
                i love this series. it just drags you in! you never get humdrum! this series is full of suspense, romance, and violence! i loved it a lot!
                • denice16
                  denice16Monday, January 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm
                  this book is so violent, romantic, and suspenseful that it just drags you in! it makes you want to follow Katniss Everdeen on her wonderful journey all of the way!
                  • SheyennaTuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm
                    This book is a fantastic series of events that will keep leaving you in sespence. I recommend this to readers that love science fiction. The tragic story of love and friendship will blow your mind. Its addicting, I could not put the book down. And I am going to see the movie, when it comes out in March.
                    • sunnybunnycutie
                      sunnybunnycutieThursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm55 stars
                      From the ashes of America, Panem rose creating peace, until the dark days came. As punishment for rebelling, the 12 districts must send 1 boy and girl to fight to the death every year. 75 years later, Katniss Everdeen volunteered for her sister and she now faces death.