The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780439023481
0439023483
9780545425117
9780439023528
Branch Call Number: COL
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Hunger Games

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JCLEmmaF Apr 09, 2018

While the exposition was a bit much, i did quite like this. I wish Katniss had been a more full of a character- she seemed a bit flat and her love for the youngers was one of her only personality traits.
Also, team Gale.
I did love this in the way i’ve loved other survival books, and i really appreciated the way Collins wove in commentary on mental states, authority and access to knowledge, and gender roles. That being said, i still like Divergent better. but i’m glad i read this!

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BJENFJ
Mar 15, 2018

When I asked my 12 year old granddaughter to recommend some books for our church library, I was a bit surprised this book was on her list. All I had ever heard was too much violence. But, I dutifully read it and find it full of themes to discuss with friends and parents. If you are worried about the violence, I found it not too difficult to read those parts after all. It is well worth having you 5th grader and up read and discuss the themes with you.

I am getting the follow-up books to read, too.

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SMILES_0
Mar 14, 2018

This is one of the best books I've ever read! It is unquestionably the best book in the series to me, but that's just be my opinion. I love the plot and the story, it made me think. I read them all many time, I loved them more and more each time! I cried lots of times through out the books, but I tend to do that in books. Super good book!!!

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CaitlinHavrilla
Mar 14, 2018

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a very action packed book. It was full of a lot of different moods; sad, happy, anger, pain etc but I thought it was an overall great book. I especially liked how there was a lot of description so that you could picture the scenes in your head and 'hear' the characters talking. I think that since Katniss and Peeta ( the 2 main characters ) had a past also made the book interesting, and how sometimes they related back to their district compared to the Capitol. But overall I recommend this book to people that like action and don't mind a bit of gruesome parts every now and then but also a little bit of romance. I gave this book 4 and a half stars.

SPPL_Aura Mar 13, 2018

I love dystopians! This was a dark future. Definitely advise looking up trigger warnings for more sensitive readers. I loved the writing and how quotable this book was. The social commentary was also very interesting. I recommend reading it, but a heads up that I have heard (and have myself) some conflicting feelings about the other two books in the series. Also, heads up love triangle alert.

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indigo_falcon_137
Feb 28, 2018

It Was AMAZING! Could not put it down and then re-read it about 12 times ( not an exaggeration ) this is definitely my favorite of the 3.

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burgundy_goat_17
Dec 19, 2017

Its not as good as it was made out to be. If I hadn't been stuck in the back of a car for seven hours and Hungers game was the only book I had, I wouldn't have started reading and finished it. But that's just my opinion.

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Cl0ve
Nov 26, 2017

This book is AMAZING! I first read it in gr. 5 and I couldn't put it down. It's one of my favourite books. Katniss is a brave and determined, yet flawed, character who tries to stay true to herself while also trying to win the Games. The futuristic world, Panem, isn't too fantastical; it's very realistic and understandable. I recommend to first read the book and then watch the movie.

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trancebaby
Oct 02, 2017

I wasn't expecting much from this book, although I have seen the movies. I was BLOWN AWAY. I could not put it down. It's a page-turner. Just give it a chance--I was skeptical since the intended audience is young teens, as indicated by the call letter on the binder, "Y." But boy was I glad that I checked it out and now I am reading ALL three novels, plus I want to buy the movies. Enjoy the stories folks! Excellent writing.

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lyla786
Aug 27, 2017

This was even better than it sounded! Collins has created a whole new world using only words. I was intrigued the whole time and stayed up most of the night to finish this. The idea of North America's destruction and The Hunger Games and tributes being used for entertainment is horrific, but so incredible at the same time. Katniss Everdeen is badass, rebellious, unique and admirable. One of my favorite heroines of all time. - Lyla, age 12

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KathyD_at_LVCCLD Jan 31, 2018

KathyD_at_LVCCLD thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

indigo_hummingbird_235 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

lowen3 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Cl0ve
Nov 26, 2017

Cl0ve thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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violet_llama_279
Oct 07, 2017

violet_llama_279 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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lyla786
Aug 27, 2017

lyla786 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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BudgiesNbooks
Jul 05, 2017

BudgiesNbooks thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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pink_cat_506
Jun 12, 2017

pink_cat_506 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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orange_lion_895
May 25, 2017

orange_lion_895 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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beckie5454
Apr 22, 2017

beckie5454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 98 and 99

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Destroying things is much easier than making them."
~Katniss Everdeen

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does."

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Stupid people are dangerous."

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Cl0ve
Nov 26, 2017

"Yes, I don't think you'll have much use for your lips anymore. Want to blow Lover Boy one last kiss?" ~ Clove

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Cl0ve
Nov 26, 2017

"Yes, I don't think you'll have much use for your lips anymore. Want to blow Lover Boy one last kiss?" ~ Clove

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fofo143
May 13, 2017

"Shut up and eat your pears,"
-Katniss Everdeen

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fofo143
May 13, 2017

"Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying,"
-Peeta Mellark

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sadosyed
Jul 26, 2016

"Stay with me", Katniss
"Always", Peeta

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Yaxin_w
Jul 04, 2016

" no peeta no!"

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NaseemYasmeen
Jun 28, 2016

"May the odds be ever in your favour."

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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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erynrg
Feb 23, 2013

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

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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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Fantanasia
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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EvelynB2004
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.

danixlh Sep 02, 2015

Katniss Everdeen, lives in Panem, former known as North America. The Government known as The Capitol is in control of the people who are separated in 12 Districts. Each year there is something known as The Hunger Games from each district one male and female are put in a arena to compete to death. Thus, follow Katniss's life in District 12 with a plot twist.

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