The Hunger Games

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 374 pages
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The New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games, with an all-new cover from the major motion picture!

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 other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.

One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favour to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. 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 impoverished 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.

Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Well-paced anti-utopian adventure novel featuring a female protagonist. I saw the movie first and was not disappointed by the book. Perfect for tweeners. Read full review

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User Review  - fred_mouse - LibraryThing

No idea what I was expecting from this, and not really sure what I found. I got frustrated by lots of the story, but I read it very quickly, I made time for it instead of doing other more important ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

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