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The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting young people against one another, Katniss's skills are put to the test when she takes her younger sister's place.

Scholastic
The New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games, with an all-new cover from the major motion picture!

The astonishing bestseller is now a fantastic movie. Here is the original novel with new movie artwork on the cover. (Original cover version also available.)

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.


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The original New York Times best-selling novel is now presented with new movie artwork from the major motion picture on the cover. 300,000 first printing.

Authors: Collins, Suzanne
Statement of Responsibility: Suzanne Collins
Title: The hunger games
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012, c2008
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 21 cm.
Series:
Subject Headings: Survival Fiction Television programs Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction Contests Fiction Dystopias Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Survival
Television programs
Interpersonal relations
Contests
Dystopias
ISBN: 9780545425117
0545425115
9781451740752
Branch Call Number: FIC C
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Aug 17, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Since I both watched the film and read the book afterwards, The Hunger Games is the best book I’ve ever read, since my interest is on books that take place in a post-apocalyptic society. Since the film excluded many details about the book through Suzanne’s point of view, we could still understand, and, as always, a book is better than a movie. I can certainly see why the book was such a hit. The novel struck many chords and many themes (teenage anguish, love, work, poverty and more), was an easy and quick read, as well as full of action, since many people think The Hunger Games and Divergent are the same, which is both true and false, since there’s fighting and romance, plus a post-apocalyptic society, but The Hunger Games has more action into the book since many characters die in the book. For me though, and I understand perfectly, well I’m the target audience, the love triangle was cliché, but I loved the violence and speed of this novel. The constant suspense kept me turning page after page as, I assume, most of those who read the book. Once I got over my name prejudice, I even liked the protagonist – a bow and arrow wielding female Wilhelm Tell, how can you not like her? Therefore, this is why I like The Hunger Games more than Divergent, and I hope to see Mockingjay, part 1 this year, since it’s the climax of the first book, and hopefully, I could read Mockingjay someday………..

katniss is the best archer in the world .

Aug 02, 2014
  • mishamurali rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Crazily Awe-some! Can't wait for the sequel. Highly recommended! This book is an original dystopian thriller with such amazing plot line and characters. The Capitol VS The Districts is such a well planned out "war".

Aug 02, 2014
  • sdceng1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Reading this makes it feel like I was part of the story . It was just so much to explain .

Jul 30, 2014
  • FedoraJoesph rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While I read this book I felt I was actually there!

Jul 29, 2014
  • randomlyreading rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is very unique and well written. The world drew me in, and the characters were so well developed that they seemed real. The plot was also well thought out and totally unique.

I loved how the series itself spurred the development of the dystopian trilogy genre which happens to be one of my favorite genres.

Jul 27, 2014
  • mlpernell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I waited for a long time to read the Hunger games, it wasn't until the second movie Catching Fire was being advertised in theathers did I actually pick up the book and read it. I wasn't disappointed in this first book. I really enjoyed Katniss' character, I like the idea of a secret love from Peeta and I like the fight for survial, the struggle to live. I thought that Suzanne Collins did a really good job in the first installment of this series. And I brought with me to this series my expections from her Gregor the overlander books.

This is a great action packed book

Jul 21, 2014
  • fairypotter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read The Hunger Games about 4 years ago, so I was probably around 9 or 10. Yes, I know that's pretty young to be reading it, but I am a very mature reader so I still felt the same about it back then as I do now. Since I first read it, I have probably reread it over 20 times. That's how much I love The Hunger Games. It's ok, you can call me obsessed. I don't care. I really REALLY recommend this book.

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Aug 15, 2014
  • red_elephant_652 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_elephant_652 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

Aug 11, 2014
  • ANNA TRAN NGUYEN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ANNA TRAN NGUYEN thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Aug 07, 2014
  • mauve_cheetah_109 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 01, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 21, 2014
  • blue_hamster_380 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 14, 2014
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Jul 14, 2014
  • Black_Dog_300 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • white_dolphin_320 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Aug 08, 2014
  • sabita9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Katniss is a great example of overcoming obstacles in order to take care of her family. She showed courage, kindness, stamina and perseverance in her attempt to do her best.

Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i like the quiz and book

Jul 15, 2014
  • Palehswan_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

12 districts has a reaping sending one boy and one girl to fight to death in the "Hunger Games". Last one standing is the victor.

Jul 10, 2014
  • jollygirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Hunger Games is definitely an incredible story! Katniss Everdeen is thrown into the games against Peeta Mellark and other tributes. Never in her life has she felt so confused weighing the meanings of life: survival or love. This book teached us that love is powerful, like Katniss, it made her do crazy things. It's a must-read!

Jul 10, 2014
  • twintechmom rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book encourages the reader to cheer for the underdog. It is a great motivation for female heroines. Katniss the main character allows readers to see that girls can show courage, ingenuity, quick thinking skills, athleticism, along with empathy, and friendship.

Jul 09, 2014
  • ReaderJ13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fierce battle for life in which surviving will be the goal to winning the Hunger Games.

this book is about katniss everdeen battling the capital of panama which is a futuristic city

Mar 30, 2014
  • superman2234 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the distant future lies Panem, and all it's outlying districts. The ruler of all these districts is the Capitol, the cruel government of Panem. In the past years, the Capitol has went through what they call the "Dark Days". The Dark Days was when the surrounding districts decided to rise up against the Capitol, forcing the Capitol to fight back. The Capitol won, therefore naming the time of rebellion the "Dark Days". Now, to keep the order and chaos in check, the Capitol forces each of the 12 districts to choose one boy and one girl to participate in the annual Hunger games. Each one of the contestants in the Hunger Games are called "Tributes". The Hunger Games is a televised death match that airs on live TV. The winner of the Hunger Games is granted mass wealth and food for their district. There can only be one victor in the Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is caught right in the middle of all this when her beloved sister - the being that Katniss loves with all her heart - is selected to represent her district in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is about a teen girl named Katniss EverDeen who volunteers in place of her younger sister at the annual Hunger Games. She finds herself feeling hunger, thirst and competitive with the other tributes from other districts. The major twist is that she is also technically enemies with Peetah, one who she shares a friendly history with. Will she come back alive in this game of life or death when the odds are against her? Read to find out!

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Jul 10, 2014
  • twintechmom rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Concept is children killing each other. "Survival of the Fittest"

Mar 19, 2014
  • rose_friedman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This is a book about kids killing other kids. This may upset people so just keep that in mind.

Violence: There are bloody and violent scenes.

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: During The Hunger Games people are being killed.

Apr 08, 2013
  • karahclover rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This book was very violent in the part where the hunger games actually take place, and in some other parts.

Feb 23, 2013
  • erynrg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Battle to the death, lots of death.

Feb 23, 2013
  • erynrg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Battle to the death: Smashing heads with rocks, stabbing, really graphic killing.

Jan 06, 2013
  • KSED2001 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: It is a battle to the death, so there obviously is fighting. And there are two points in the story that involve deadly mutant animals. Ick.

Nov 20, 2012
  • Galio rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: It's basically a violent love story. Lots of death and killing.

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Aug 04, 2014
  • mishamurali rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Stupid people are dangerous.”

Jul 27, 2014
  • Bazooka50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Deep in the meadow, under the willow
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow
Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes
And when again they open, the sun will rise.

Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when again it's morning, they'll wash away.

Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Jul 20, 2014
  • emmajia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Shut up and eat your pears"

Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i like this book it is pretty good

Jul 15, 2014
  • Palehswan_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It is both a time for repentance and a time for thanks,"

Jul 10, 2014
  • NSFRA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Staying strong and confident is what everybody needs to achieveanything

Jul 10, 2014
  • RainbowDuck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"May the Odds be ever in your favor."

Jul 10, 2014
  • AlbanianPrincess24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Let the games begin"

Jul 09, 2014
  • PamelaI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"This book is out of this world!!!"

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Jun 10, 2014
  • renabackstrom rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 160 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. The Hunger Games trailer courtesy Lionsgate.

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The Hipster Games

Hipsters from the five districts, Portland, Austin, Brooklyn, Oakland, and Silverlake must fight to the death... to save their district.

Apr 06, 2012
  • tashi13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Hunger Games workout

My Mum told me about how in America they have this gym program called the hunger games workout. This one is different but you get the point. I think it is pretty LOL-ish!

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