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Battle Royale

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Takami, Kōshun (Book - 2009)
Battle Royale
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With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Authors: Takami, Kōshun
Statement of Responsibility: Koushun Takami ; translated by Yuji Oniki
Uniform Title: Batoru rowaiaru. English
Title: Battle royale
the novel
Publisher: San Francisco : Haikasoru, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: xii, 608 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes: "Newly revised text"--Cover
Summary: With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Subject Headings: Junior high school students Fiction
Genre/Form: Allegories
Topical Term: Junior high school students
Additional Contributors: Oniki, Yuji
LCCN: 2009020184
ISBN: 9781421527727
1421527723
Branch Call Number: FIC T
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Jul 09, 2014
  • Orpah rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

First of all, this came out before The Hunger Games so I guess you can say Hunger Games is the Americanized, less violent version of Battle Royale. Second, I found this book rather disturbing but it really gets you thinking, long after you finish reading.

Jun 15, 2013
  • MPN_BlackRose rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a really, really, REALLY good book. Unlike Hunger Games, you got to learn each and every victim in The Program more. Sure it's a long book, but it's hard to put it down once you read it. I read this in two days! However, be cautious to know there are mature content in this book. However, if you put that aside, the book is amazing to read.

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Jun 23, 2013
  • yellow_butterfly_335 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yellow_butterfly_335 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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