The Hunger Games, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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The book no one can stop talking about . . . 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 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.
  

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This one, I think, was the most harrowing and painful to read out of all three and I'm so glad it didn't get a happy, happy, happy ending. It was realistic and I liked it. Even Katniss's nightmares ... Read full review

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READ IN ENGLISH/DUTCH I first read The Hunger Games in Dutch after my sister had bought it. At first I was a bit sceptic about the book. But after I read the first few pages I knew I was wrong. It was ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
48
Section 3
61
Section 4
73
Section 5
86
Section 6
103
Section 7
114
Section 8
133
Section 14
208
Section 15
222
Section 16
233
Section 17
247
Section 18
262
Section 19
278
Section 20
290
Section 21
303

Section 9
148
Section 10
161
Section 11
172
Section 12
185
Section 13
195
Section 22
320
Section 23
331
Section 24
346
Section 25
360
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About the author (2009)

Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com.