The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Series, Book 1

eBook - 2009
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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 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 regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins follows Katniss as she is forced into the Hunger Games. The Game will test her and her ability to survive. This story really shows the cruel ways humans can treat each other. It had me caught up in the story right as I opened the book and I just couldn’t put it down. The different aspects and character development in the story were able to really bring the story to real life for me. Collins was really able to make reading interesting for me with this book. I would recommend this book to teenagers in middle and high school.

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nathaliecorrea1220
Feb 20, 2021

I went into this book knowing very little, to nothing, and I’m glad it was like that. This book is so unique, that I feel that it is best explained by its creator. Even the side characters had interesting back stories. Though this book is primarily enjoyed by young audiences, it is suited for adults as well.
The book was written in a way that is easy to understand and follow along, while also keeping readers hooked with the plot. Collins’ descriptions of the setting really transported me to this world while I read. Despite the greatness of the book, I wish there would have been more symbolism. As an avid dystopian reader, I feel that it was missing that sense of having big themes that we learn about our world from dystopian novels.

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LightPyxl
Feb 19, 2021

Amazing book! I couldn't put the books down until I finished the whole trilogy! This book is one the best books out there and I would recommend it to everybody over the age of 12

This was one of the books I begged my mom to let me read when I was in fourth grade, and the whole franchise never disappoints. While it is a really morbid idea, I'm pretty sure everyone wonders if they'd be able to survive the Hunger Games. The fact that the series is based around the future United States in a dystopian era is very intriguing, and the main character Katniss will have you rooting for her the moment you meet her. Extremely loyal to those she loves, stubborn, and hotheaded she is the perfect hero to take on the Capital and it's sick games.

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middlemonkey
Dec 09, 2020

Fantastic book! A little gruesome in parts, but excellently written. I could not stop reading it until I had finished the whole trilogy! Suggested for ages 12 and above

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Magnito
Nov 30, 2020

Fantastic book for middle schoolers and you can't put it down

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taedwardcc
Nov 30, 2020

The Hunger Games is a singularly unique novel in that it has a female lead character who's brashly independent and belligerent. Conflict after conflict is presented in seamless transition by the author. I especially appreciated that it's narrated in first-person so readers can immediately infer the point of view, opinions, and emotions of the protagonist. Additionally, this book is able to cover deeper topics relevant to our world such as the necessity (or lack thereof) of war, freedom & oppression, and socioeconomic class divisions that define how well a person can live. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a storyline that can still be applied to some aspects of our society.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

Are you ready for the fight of your life?

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Shreeya_Amin
Nov 02, 2020

The first novel of “The Hunger Games” trilogy is set in the future nation of Panem which used to be the USA. Panem is divided into thirteen districts with District 13 destroyed. A girl and a boy between ages 12-18 from each district (Tributes) are forced by The Capitol to compete in the Hunger Games. This game is a violent fight to the death where the last person alive is the victor. The whole country is required to watch these games and are considered entertainment for The Capitol. A girl named Katniss from district 12 was chosen along with a boy named Peeta for the Hunger Games. Katniss must survive the Hunger Games with the help of her sharp archery skills and a fake romantic relationship with Peeta.
What I liked about this book was that the different sides of each character were shown, the reader gets to know the main characters very well. I also liked getting to know the common behaviors and mindsets of various districts. What I disliked about this book was the fake romantic relationship between Katniss and Peeta. I believe that the fake relationship became an unnecessary burden in the games for both characters. I also think the author, Suzanne Collins, could have given more background information on the creation and history of Panem and the Hunger games.

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Meena2103
Oct 28, 2020

This might as well be the most interesting book of I’ve ever read. No matter how many times I tell myself to stop, I just couldn’t put it down. Lots of thrill. It’s a must read!

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nathaliecorrea1220
Feb 20, 2021

nathaliecorrea1220 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Shreeya_Amin
Nov 02, 2020

Shreeya_Amin thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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red_ant_10793
Oct 22, 2020

red_ant_10793 thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

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gurshine
Oct 21, 2020

gurshine thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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samvar
Sep 28, 2020

samvar thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

indigo_flamingo_328 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Hannah Acabal
Sep 11, 2020

Hannah Acabal thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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eliram493
Aug 23, 2020

eliram493 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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alexqise
Jul 18, 2020

alexqise thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“We could do it, you know."
"What?"
"Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Yes, and I’m sure the arena will be full of bags of flour for me to chuck at people.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Katniss, the girl who was on fire!”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 10, 2020

"No, when the time comes, I'm sure I'll kill just like everybody else. I can't go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to . . . to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their games." - Peeta

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Hannah Acabal
Sep 11, 2020

"They don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I still wanna be me."

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Anna Beyer
Oct 06, 2019

"Katniss the girl who was on fire."
-Cinna

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Anna Beyer
Oct 06, 2019

"I asked for district twelve,"
-Cinna

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hermione934
Oct 02, 2019

"Stop! Stop! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the Seventy-fourth Huger Games, Katinss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark! I give you--- the tributes of District Twelve!"
~Claudius Templesmith~Part 3~Chapter 25~Page 345~

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hermione934
Oct 02, 2019

"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!"
~Effie Trinket~Part 1~Chapter 1~Page 19~

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

Sexual Content: lots of kissing and some mention of nudity in past tributes costumes.

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NightThinker
Jul 29, 2015

Violence: Killing

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FunkyMonkey100
Jul 29, 2015

Violence: Killing and blood is involved

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kids killing kids. And at one point the main character is hallucinating and some of the things she sees may be frightening. Tactics to frighten tributes with freaky animals used by the capitol.

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Sexual Content: Some references to skimpy costumes worn by past tributes. Lots of kissing.

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Violence: Lot's of violence between children. Not very descriptive, but told in a kind of blank, almost emotionless way that's a little creepy.

rose_friedman Mar 19, 2014

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

ChocolateHeartz Jul 26, 2013

Violence: There are bloody and violent scenes.

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

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

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Elentari
Apr 08, 2013

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

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CookiesNCream_
Sep 30, 2019

Katniss Everdeen takes the place of her sister, Prim, and joins the Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. She and Peeta Mellark, the boy tribute from District 12, fight to stay alive while other teens try to kill them.

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KyraJR
Jun 24, 2017

The hunger games is a yearly competition where people 2 people (a male and female) are chosen from each of the 12 districts to be put to a battle to the dead against each other where they must each use their own unique survival skills to stay alive until the end. When young Primrose Everdeen is chosen, her older sister Katniss volunteers to go in for her, putting everything on the line for her family.
2 Victors
1 Opportunity to win
0 Second chances

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sadosyed
Jul 26, 2016

At the beginning of the Hunger Games Primrose Everdeen gets picked to be part of them. But her 16 year old sister, Katniss Everdeen, couldn't let that happen. In every single Hunger Game a male and female get picked, and this year it was Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Everything goes wrong once they both win the Games. They never would've that that would be two victors.

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kaitlynchanthas
Jul 25, 2016

You never know what you can do when you put your mind to it. You also don't know how hated you can be when you succeed. Katniss Everdeen did just that. Find out what she does to become the most hated and loved person in this amazing dystopia.

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Penelope_21
Jul 06, 2016

Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister's place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

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Coffeec
Jul 05, 2016

A girls little sister gets picked and she volunteers she must win the hunger games for her family.

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Kristin6951
Jun 30, 2016

The Hunger Games is about a teenaged girl named Katniss, who gets choosen to do the hunger games.

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NaseemYasmeen
Jun 28, 2016

This book, is a about a future world, where there are districts from 1 to 12. The districts are ruled by the Capitol. The main character in this book, is Katniss Everdean. Every year, one male and one female from each other is chosen to battle and fight with one another in what is called "The Hunger Games". The names are chosen at random through a draw. There is about 24 people in the Hunger Games, every year and they fight to death, until there is one district left.

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Chandni_M
Jun 22, 2016

Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister's place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

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edbodnar
Mar 20, 2016

What used to be North America is now turned into the dystopian region Panem, divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol punishes the districts for a previous rebellion annually, making each district provide a boy and a girl to participate in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a fight to the death in an arena, different each year. The amazing first book of the series follows Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12, as she goes through the horrors of the Hunger Games.

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