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The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hunger Games
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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

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Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439023481
0439023483
Branch Call Number: y COLLINS 2008
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,22 cm

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A huge teen dystopian smash, challengers objected to its religious viewpoint and being unsuited to age group. It's been made into a movie and is available in audio, ebook, Large Print and DVD formats.

First in a trilogy for ages 4th grade and up: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test wh... Read More »

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's ... Read More »

The book that spawned a thousand young adult dystopian series. It's popularity is well deserved, and appeals to young and old alike.

In a future North America, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.


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Dec 16, 2014
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My only complaint is that I started reading this book during an exceptionally busy week when I have a kazillion other things to do. I. Could. Not. Put. This. Book. Down. Thanks, Hunger Games! You make an epic procrastination aide. And this is coming from someone who used to think she didn't like YA or Sci Fi, let alone YA Sci Fi! Wow.

OMG I loved this book! It is filled with action, adventure, emotion and just the right amount of humour. This book easily made it into my top 5 series of all time. The characters personalities are perfectly balanced. When you start reading it is next to impossible to stop! Read this book and get ready for the ride of your life.

Dec 04, 2014
  • ghazal101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I feel like the hunger games was a great book because there's a lot of violence but i still like it. In the hunger games there are so much things to find and search for stuff. The hunger games is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen she steps forward to take her sister's place in the games. but if she is to win, she will have to start making choices against her life and against love.

Nov 29, 2014
  • TGPretender rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Read this a while back, just before the second book came out. I've since read them all and honestly? This is the best of the three. It starts slow and then revs up to eleven. Fast paced and crushingly unapologetic about the violence. This book does not glorify what is happening to the characters. You can feel the horror of it. I will say that the film version is more enjoyable to me because Katniss' internal monologue gets really grating at times, but the book is still good.

READ this book! before the movie if you haven't seen it. even if you have seen the movie, read this book!

Nov 25, 2014
  • Deanna59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book

I enjoyed this book. I do see where the negative comments are coming from though. This book is pretty good but not exceptional.

Nov 10, 2014
  • Levi_1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fast food literature.

Complex? Not by any means.
Meaningful? Not by any means.
Thoughtful? Perhaps

The Hunger Games is an amazing book. Once you start reading it, you cannot put it down!

Oct 29, 2014
  • StephFurlan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Could you kill a human being?

Could you kill 23 of them?

What if you had no choice?

For the last few days, you?ve been training mentally and physically in the Capitol for the Hunger Games. Living in the poor mining community of District 12, your mouth waters every time you breathe the lovely smells of savoury soups, fresh breads, fragrance fruits, and sweet desserts. It has been ages since you?ve scrubbed away the dirt and the grime from your skin with hot water and soap, and dressed in clean clothes. You are treated like royalty, but then you remember tomorrow they send you into the arena. Will you kill for survival or die to keep your morals?

Complete Review: http://feistylittlewoman.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/review-the-hunger-games/

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Dec 02, 2014
  • brown_cat_339 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

brown_cat_339 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 65

Casling thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Nov 03, 2014
  • Green_Dog_1203 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Green_Dog_1203 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Nov 02, 2014
  • red_cat_3866 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_cat_3866 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Sep 09, 2014
  • TartarSauceGamer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

TartarSauceGamer thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

lindseyzha thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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.

mauve_cheetah_109 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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

red_zebu_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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Dec 04, 2014
  • ghazal101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"A violent,jarring,speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense .... I couldn't stop reading."

"If we bur, you burn with us." -Katniss

Dec 04, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i like this book it is pretty good

Spoiler alert!

"If we burn, you burn with us."

Sep 09, 2014
  • TartarSauceGamer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

"sub to this channel at www.youtube.com/Warren51Gaming"

-Katkiss Neverclean

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 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

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Sep 09, 2014
  • TartarSauceGamer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Other: Sub to my channel @ www.youtube.com/Warren51Gaming

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.

Dec 27, 2012
  • Little_Miss_Crazy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: A lot of death and blood, but still a good book.

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Sep 09, 2014
  • TartarSauceGamer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book sux dee, sub to my channel at www.youtube.com/Warren51Gaming

Aug 23, 2014
  • kidangel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There is a futurist world, that used to be North America, called Panem. Panem consists of twelve districts and one Capitol. The Capitol controls and rules all of the Districts, and they have done so for 74 years, ever since the Dark Days when the districts tried to rebel against the Capitol. As the districts punishment for rebelling, and to make sure a rebellion will never happen again, the Capitol forces one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen from all twelve districts to fight to the death on national television for everyone to watch. It a way for the Capitol to show the Districts who is really in control and has power. In District 12 during the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, a girl who lost her father in a mining innocent, and has been forced to take care of her family single-handly, steps up to take her younger sister, Prim's place in the games. Katniss and the male tribute from district 12, Peeta Mellark, must venture into the Hunger Games, and be prepared for anything.

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.

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