The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a bestselling dystopian science-fiction novel originally released in 2008. The book becomes an amazing 1st book for the popular young adult trilogy with the same title. Since its publication, it has gained commercial as well as critical success and won several awards.
The story in The Hunger Games follows the adventure of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl. She lives in the nation of Panem, a post-apocalyptic nation in North America. The biggest and most important city in Panem is the Capitol, which is the center of political control of the nation. Each year, a boy and a girl, between 12 and 18 years old, are selected from every district surrounding the Capitol. The selected teens will become tribute and compete in The Hunger Games, a battle to the death competition. And this year, Katniss will represent District 12 as one of the tributes.
The book is followed by Catching Fire.
You can get the other books in the Hunger Games Trilogy here.
Cover and Details of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (PDF)
- Title: The Hunger Games
- Author: Suzanne Collins
- Publisher: Scholastic Press
- Date Published: September 14, 2008
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439023483
- ISBN-13: 9780439023481
Summary of the Book
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.
Reviews of The Hunger Games
If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it’s odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion—and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games. Collins hasn’t tied her future to a specific date, or weighted it down with too much finger wagging. Rather less 1984 and rather more Death Race 2000, hers is a gripping story set in a postapocalyptic world where a replacement for the United States demands a tribute from each of its territories: two children to be used as gladiators in a televised fight to the death. —Publishers Weekly
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