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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One star is gone for the entire first two chapters. The other star is gone for lost opportunities. The remaining three stars stay for a captivating, well-orchestrated story that I devoured in less ... Read full review

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Dark and sometimes melodramatic, but engaging nevertheless. Katniss is an observant and sympathetic narrator, and this is such a convincing picture of a dystopia that one feels sympathy with the have ... 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
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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.