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: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545425117
9780329789350
9780439023481
0439023483
9780439023528
0439023521
9780545310581
Branch Call Number: Y SF Collins S
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm

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Anna Beyer
Oct 05, 2019

When a friend of mine told me to read this, I did. I didn't think I would read this book till grade 8 but I'm glade I read it before.
There are 13 districts, 13 is a dead district, Katniss Everdeen ans Peeta Mellark are both from district 12, when Katniss's sister is chosen to peripatetic in a cruel game, called the hunger games, Katniss volunteers to go incited. Peeta is also chosen.
The hunger games, are a way for the 12 districts to get food, they send in one boy and one girl, who have to fight to the death in an arena. They must kill the tributes from all other districts for themselves to win. Even the other tribute from their own district. For the Capitol (Which don't have to send in a tribute) It is just entertainment.
After Katniss dares the Capitol an uprising begins, and her whole world get turned upside down.
A book with action, romance, and set in a dystopian world, you won't be able to put down the book. It is a must read.

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CookiesNCream_
Sep 30, 2019

Love this book!!! Read it in a day. Sooooooo goooood!!!

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Twilight999
Sep 18, 2019

When my 2 best friends told to read it I didn't want to at ALL☝️
But eventually I got round to it... it is seriously AMAZING🤤🤤 I really really really really loved it💋💋💋

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japanese__maple
Aug 29, 2019

My friends said it is really good and i cant wait 2 read this book , i havent read it yet but still ❤️ it

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white_dog_688
Aug 09, 2019

This book was a ride from the beginning. Although I don't typically read dystopian books, this was well crafted in and out. Even though there is a lot of action and suspense, you also feel for Katniss with every decision she must make. Great book!

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bellasavrtka
Aug 08, 2019

Amazingly written, action packed novel. Which will leave you wanting more.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 05, 2019

The Hunger Games is the first book in a trilogy. It is a story about Katniss Everdeen, a teenage girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by the Capitol. Every year, the Capitol requires one female and one male tribute from each of the 12 districts to participate in the Hunger Games. The twenty-four contestants enter the arena and only one leaves. Katniss’ younger sister Prim is selected to be in the games, but Katniss volunteers to take her place. Katniss has to fight in order to survive and not die in the games. I liked this book because it was adventurous and I loved the characters in the story. I would recommend this story to teens who like action books. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book as a 4. Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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SarahC_13
Jul 23, 2019

The Hunger Games is a very good, but violent book. There are 12 Districs. Each year, 2 tributes from each District are drawn to go compete in the Hunger Games. The tributes all try to kill each other. The last one standing wins. Katniss Everdeen is a kind and brave girl who lives in District 12. Her sister, Primrose, is picked to be a tribute. Katniss volunteers to go instead of her. Katniss and her fellow tribute have to work together to win the Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is one of those books that is hard to put down. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

The Hunger Games are a cruel "sporting event" in wich 2 tributes (1 boy 1 girl ) from each district between the ages of 12 and 18 must fight to the death in a vast arena full of wildlife and unpredictable challenges.
Katniss Everdeen is 16 and desperate for 1 thing: to keep her family alive.
When her sister, Prim, gets picked for the Games against all odds, Katniss, in her desperation to save her, volunteers herself.
In the Games, she must fight and hide in order to survive, when a rule is changed for the first time in history, she must choose between love, life, and defying those who imprison her and her loved ones. "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour!"

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EljayJohnson
Jul 21, 2019

Unfortunately, heartbreakingly believable. That's what I love about reading dystopia - being made to be feel uncomfortable and forced to confront how close we are in today's society to the imagined story. In some not-too-far-in-the-future America, oppressed Districts are forced to send 2 "tributes" to the Capitol to participate in the annual Hunger Games, an exercise by the powers that be to remind the Districts of their powerless, submissive situation. The Hunger Games are a fight to the death between the 12 to 18-year old tributes. The story focuses on the 2 tributes from District 12 - Katniss and Peeta. This is a gritty, brutal, violent story (don't know how they're going to make this into a movie that isn't NC-17 with all of the violence against children!), but it's also tender, moving and beautiful. And very cautiously hopeful. Something special.

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Jul 19, 2019

navy_wolf_536 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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red_jackal_60
Apr 22, 2019

red_jackal_60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

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Apr 03, 2019

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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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edesignla
May 29, 2019

"Stay alive."
~ Haymitch

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macvr
Feb 15, 2019

"I'm not allowed to bet, but if I could, my money would be on you."-Cinna

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red_ladybug_600
Dec 04, 2018

" Katniss?" Peeta says. I meet his eyes, knowing my face must be some shade of green. He mouths the words. "How about that kiss?"

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"He made me look weak!!!" -Katniss Everdeen

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"Stay alive" -Haymitch

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"If they can't catch me, then they can't kill me so don't count me out." -Rue

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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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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.

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