The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

By Suzanne Collins

1650 ratings 2482 reviews 2857 followers
Book 1 of 3 in the  The Hunger Games Series
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Grades 6 - 8Grades 10 - 9Z5.399750
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

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 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.


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.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN-13: 9780439023481
ISBN-10: 0439023483
Published on 9/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 384

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this is my favorite book i love reading it but dont really enjoy the movies, primrose everdean is my favorite charactor

Amazing book. It starts with Katniss Everdeen just living her life hunting with Gale and stuff, and then her sister Prim gets elected to be in the games. Well if you know Katniss then you know she is not down for that so she takes her sister's place in the Hunger Games. The boy tribute Peeta Mellark also gets elected but no one volunteers to take his place so it's Katniss and Peeta in it together for District Twelve then unexpectedly he announces his love for Katniss. To stay alive she has to fake her love for Peeta. As the games go on will she fall for Peeta? Just go find out for yourself.

Love this book kept me on the edge of my seat.

"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins is an extraordinary novel that captivates readers with its compelling story, rich world-building, and unforgettable characters. Set in the dystopian nation of Panem, where the Capitol rules with an iron fist and the districts suffer under its oppressive regime, "The Hunger Games" introduces us to Katniss Everdeen, a brave and resourceful young woman who volunteers to take her sister's place in the annual Hunger Games - a televised fight to the death where only one tribute can emerge victorious. From the moment Katniss steps into the arena, Collins takes us on a heart-pounding journey of survival and sacrifice, as Katniss must navigate the deadly traps of the arena while grappling with her own moral dilemmas and complex relationships with her fellow tributes. Collins' writing is masterful, drawing readers into the brutal and unforgiving world of the Hunger Games with its vivid descriptions and taut pacing. But what truly sets "The Hunger Games" apart is its exploration of themes such as power, oppression, and the resilience of the human spirit. Through Katniss' eyes, we witness the injustices of the Capitol and the struggles of the districts, as well as the courage and compassion of those who dare to resist. Collins doesn't shy away from the darker aspects of her story, but she also imbues it with moments of hope and humanity that resonate long after the final page is turned. And then there's Katniss herself - a heroine for the ages whose strength, intelligence, and fierce determination make her impossible not to root for. Her journey from reluctant tribute to symbol of rebellion is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and readers will find themselves drawn to her resilience and vulnerability in equal measure. In conclusion, "The Hunger Games" is a tour de force of YA literature, a gripping and thought-provoking novel that stays with you long after you've finished reading. With its unforgettable characters, pulse-pounding plot, and powerful themes, it's a book that deserves every bit of praise it has received. Whether you're a fan of dystopian fiction or simply love a good story, "The Hunger Games" is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

Good Book so far I like it!

The Hunger Games are a great book series and I suggest them. Katniss Everdeen's worst nightmares come true when her little sister Primrose Everdeen is selected to fight in the Hunger Games, an way the capitol of Panem, once known As North America, sends 24 kids to fight in an Arena where they must fight to the death. She volunteers to go for her and then the boy from her district is chosen. Peeta Mellark, the boy with the bread. . .

when i get home im going to read the book

it was a pretty good book i loved it.

I really want to read this book! I think I will read it once I finish the series that I am already on.

THIS WAS GOOD!!!! literally awesome if you ignore the katniss and peeta thing. it's a really good book 👍🏼. Idk what to say. but. it made me cry 🤪

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