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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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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I really liked this book, it was a nice break from my UF immersion and contains some nice social criticism. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the series goes. Yes, I read the book in about 18 hours, which includes sleep time. No, I didn't do anything else with my day. 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
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Section 15
222
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
290
Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
185
Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2009)

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen. Catching Fire, book 2 of the trilogy, became a major motion picture in 2013.