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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
2445 Book Reviews
  • magical03
    magical03Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm55 stars
    I love this book so much that I feel like someday I could a cosplay as Katniss Everdeen, because she is the best character there is besides Peeta and her sister and new friend.
    • kittiesmama
      kittiesmamaMonday, January 4, 2021 at 8:36 am55 stars
      This book is awesome it really is an adventure this is what happened katniss and gale hunt but they had to go to the hunger games with someone she knows but has never talked to and feels like she owes him it is.... Peeta . Enjoy!
      • wolfiemoon
        wolfiemoonTuesday, December 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm55 stars
        10/10 would recommend! This is an amazing book and I really like it. It can get a little bloody and gory but I think it's worth it!
        • unipug2
          unipug2Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm
          This book is #awesome. What do you think? Good or Bad?
          • catnip_everdeen
            catnip_everdeenTuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:43 am55 stars
            • magical03
              magical03Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:29 pm55 stars
              I think good.
            • kidakida
              kidakidaTuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:05 pm55 stars
              This is a great book... It's my favorite series and I can't wait to read the prequel. It's dystopian so if you like those kinds of books, read this!
              • disneyfan2020
                disneyfan2020Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:42 am55 stars
                It is a very interesting book. It would be cool if it had pictures but that's ok.
                • go_pottah_1980
                  go_pottah_1980Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:45 am55 stars
                  Ohh, I don't think I would want would be even scarier!!
                • AnonymousWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:54 pm
                  I'm spellbound with this book! You should DEFINATELY read this book when you like action and fantasy. The book is about this surviving game like Sword Art Online, but it is in real life, not in an immersive game.
                  • lottiestar
                    lottiestarWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm55 stars
                    This book is amazing and I would definitely recommend it to someone!!
                    • jkbear
                      jkbearThursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:25 pm55 stars
                      I loved this book
                      • humanperson :0Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:10 pm
                        love the book! I can't wait to read the prequel!
                        • go_pottah_1980
                          go_pottah_1980Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm55 stars
                          IT IS SUPER GOOD!!!