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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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  • teacher_2395
    Dawn HarrisTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:39 am
    Amazing Book!
    • teacher_1597
      Alison GehringerTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:18 am
      This book has TONS of action! It was a definite page turner!!
      • emoqueen101
        emoqueen101Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:53 am
        can't get enough so glad i read these what should i read now
        • emoqueen101
          emoqueen101Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:51 am
          i love this book my second oldest daughter did an amazing book report on it i'm excited for the movie
          • :)snimmyWednesday, December 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm
            this is in awsome seris
            • roboto
              robotoTuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm
              i think this book was a little to violent i didn't enjoy this book very much as i did to others.
              • otter200
                otter200Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm55 stars
                absolutly amazing series this book got me hooked I HATE THE TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE NO ONE LOOKS RIGHT EXCEPT GALE KINDA I can alost relate to katniss but not very deeply
                • peeta12
                  peeta12Monday, March 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm
                  Thats crazy! Everyone looks fine. If you think they don't read the book series again and see how much less amazing they are described in the book. If you are talking about the capitol people i can agree.
                • hannahandbree13
                  hannahandbree13Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm
                  A friend recommened i read it and I loved the first one and I am currently reading Cathing Fire and so far its GREAT!
                  • tueanh
                    tueanhMonday, November 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm
                    I love, love, love this book! It was freaky, but heartwarming, and very suspenseful. I thought it was one of the best books i ever read!
                    • booklover
                      bookloverMonday, November 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm
                      Really good book I love it! Can't wait to see the movie!