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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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  • ccfelschow
    ccfelschowWednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:51 am55 stars
    This book is a good book much better than the other books in the series
    • gum98
      gum98Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm
      Its really exciting!
      • ty345j7
        ty345j7Monday, November 14, 2011 at 9:58 am
        This was a great book. I want to read this book again and again. best book ever. amazing book by Susanne Collins
        • alicia313101
          alicia313101Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 11:08 am
          i fell in love with the book
          • mad4tennis
            mad4tennisSaturday, November 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm
            This book is AMAZING you have to read it. It was the book that made all those dystopian books popular. Plus the movie is coming out soon. This is about girl named Kat who lives in a place where they have 12 districts and every few years they pick one girl and one guy from each district to come in an arena and fight each other off until there is only one left alive.
            • andromeda44
              andromeda44Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm
              one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST BOOKS i've ever read. And I have read a lot of books. Although you may find it in the "young adult" section at library and bookstore, don't hesitate to confidently pull it off the shelf. It does contain some kissing and goriness, you should definetly give it a try.

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