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The Hunger Games

135 Ratings: 3.1
A book by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games is a young adult science fiction novel written by bestselling author of The Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins. It was originally published in hardcover on September 14, 2008 by Scholastic Press. It is … see full wiki

Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Scholastic Press
53 reviews about The Hunger Games
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
if you like violence and thirller then read on -- be sure to have your night light on though!
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Quick, pleasurable read.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
a great action story, slightly predictable
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
This is one of the best books I have read.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Similar to Battle Royale, but Battle Royale is better.
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
Amazing! I couldn't put it down and went straight to Mockingjay as soon as I finished this.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Good Book, Great Story, Interesting, catchy, gets you involved every chapter
review by . September 04, 2009
Suzanne Collins writes for children and about children, but her themes, of the effects of poverty and class and war on the minds of the young and the needy, are not at all juvenile or simplistic. My children and I loved her Underland Chronicles (beginning with Gregor The Overlander) and this new series, whose world is both more complex (in part because it is less fantasy and more like a palpable and possible future) and more dangerous, this new series starts out strong with as much intensity as …
review by . November 11, 2009
I read Catching Fire first, the second in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. But I was hooked. So now I've read the Hunger Games too and I can't wait for the final volume.      Hunger Games is a young adult series set in a post-apocalyptic world where food and populations have shrunk, and government is centralized in a city that controls its outlying towns with poverty and fear. An earlier rebellion is mentioned but never quite described, and the authorities memorialize …
review by . August 30, 2009
In the realm of young adult literature Stephenie Meyer is perhaps the one who really turned it on its head.  Since Twilight came about there has been a consistent formula at work with a lot of young adult literature.  The first is you take an average, everyday, normal girl (whatever normal means) and stick her in a situation with an unusually dark, mysterious and hot guy and then you have them go on some type of adventure together where they both fall in love and the guy ends up being …
review by . September 04, 2009
In a world where one government rules over all others, saving the best for themselves and taking all but "not enough" from the other districts, The Hunger Games are an annual event that is hated and celebrated. In this scary future, people starve to death all the time and each year two people per district are offered up to participate in the "games". All but one will die and the survivor will never go hungry again.     Scary but real, a gripping glimpse into a future our society …
review by . December 08, 2009
Welcome to the future, Suzanne Collins style. It is not a place I would want to visit, in fact her view on our future world had me shivering under my bed sheets. This book scared me and that is no small feat, since the last book that had me scared was Communion by Whitley Strieber and it was supposed to be a true story - hence the lights on for a month (did I mention I read that book when I was 12?).    The story is so well-written and gripping it had me believing that this was …
review by . November 04, 2009
Took me long enough to read this one, huh? Gosh, and what was I thinking to prolong it? I actually read this right around the big hype for Catching Fire - and I was even a bit intimidated to start it. I actually started reading it and put it down after a chapter or two (for like a day) and then I picked it up again and never put it back down until I finished it... and then I was still freaking out because I just wanted more. Luckily for me Catching Fire had just come out and I ran to my local bookstore …
review by . August 02, 2009
So took me long enough to read this yeah? So this was weird it was exactly what I thought it would be but not at all both at the same time. I'm really not sure how to explain that though, so it's pretty much a useless statement.    I really enjoyed Katniss's story, she was a really strong and protective character. I would definitely say she was the way she was because of the circumstances of her life, her father dying when she was still a child and having to basically take care …
review by . June 26, 2009
The Hunger Games is set in a nation rebuilt after disaster; for a long time the people of Panem struggled against hunger as they worked to regain their lives. The Twelve Districts of Panem eventually overcome their difficulties with the help of the government, but a price must be exacted in order for no one to forget how and why survival occurred: Once a year, every year, a boy and a girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen are chosen from each District to participate in The Hunger Games, where …
review by . May 17, 2009
Young adult novels have always had a dark side, so to speak; a sub-genre that eschews peer pressure and turbulent relationships for death, despair, and destruction. This is not a recent trend. For every Death Note you find today, you can find an equally disturbing Z for Zachariah. While much of today's dark teen novels lean towards the supernatural, you will occasionally find one that ventures into more classical science fiction territory. Suzanne Collin's newest YA novel, The Hunger Games, does …
review by . April 11, 2009
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THE HUNGER GAMES is one of those books that is impossible to resist and you do not want to put down. The premise is irresistible, one of those guilty pleasures, and reminiscent of BATTLE ROYALE. There can be many comparisons drawn between these two books; but, most would fall staggeringly short as the only thing these books really have in common is young children placed in an area where they will kill each other.      What makes THE HUNGER GAMES a force to be read is the beauty …
review by . April 04, 2009
The Hunger Games is set in a post-apocalyptic United States where the country is divided into 12 districts and children are chosen by lot to fight to the death in a controlled environment by the ruling class. Katniss is a sixteen year old girl whose father has been killed in a coal mining accident and her mother is a useless slug, so she hunts game to trade with others in her district for food and other amenities. Katniss has a young beloved sister who is chosen to participate in the games, so Katniss …
review by . January 06, 2009
The book begins with a young girl, 16, named Katniss, that lives in a little town of 12 named "District 12". In the town, there is a hierarchy, where the majority of workers in poverty (the seam), the specialty town-workers are the middle-class, and the officials are wealthy. These districts are being controlled by the government called the "Capitol". Every year there are the "Hunger Games", in which 2 children from each district, 24 in total, to compete against each other in the arena to the death. …
review by . April 18, 2009
I picked this book up after reading recommendations from both  Stephenie Meyer and Steven King. The plot is like a cross between The  Running Man and Lord of The Flies with an element of romance, and I  loved it!    The book is written in present tense which gives every scene a sense  of immediacy. And I loved the voice of Katniss, especially in the  beginning when we learn the risks she has had to undertake in order to  survive …
review by . January 22, 2009
In the nation of Panem, the only civilization left in the ruins of North America, fear is power. The Capitol keeps each of the twelve surrounding districts on a tight leash by exploiting this fear, particularly through a cruel and vicious ceremony known as the Hunger Games, a yearly contest for survival. Each district is required to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to compete in this fight for life that is televised live for all of Panem to bet on and enjoy.    T …
review by . December 19, 2008
"The Hunger Games" is one of those books that is impossible to resist and you do not want to put down. The premise is irresistible, one of those guilty pleasures, and reminiscent of Battle Royale. There can be many comparisons drawn between these two books; but, most would fall staggeringly short as the only thing these books really have in common is young children placed in an area where they will kill each other.    What makes "The Hunger Games" a force to be read is the beauty …
review by . September 20, 2008
In distant or even not so distant future, the United States of America no longer exists. Instead, after some sort of ecological disaster, civilization collapsed and out of the chaos and the battle for survival, rose the nation of Panem, with a Capital and thirteen encircling districts. There was a time of peace and prosperity and then came the "Dark Days" of rebellion. The rebellion was crushed and the 13th District as well as its residents was obliterated. In the aftermath, thanks to the "Treaty …
review by . September 19, 2008
From the ashes of the civilization that was once North America came the Capitol, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. Surrounding the Capitol are the thirteen Districts. As time passed, the Districts rebelled against the Capitol's harsh rule. Their punishment was the creation of The Hunger Games. Each year each District is required to send one boy and one girl to the Capitol, and there they will be thrown together in an arena and forced to fight to the death. Their fight is broadcasted on live television, …
review by . September 12, 2008
The Hunger Games is set in a post-apocalyptic United States where the country is divided into 12 districts and children are chosen by lot to fight to the death in a controlled environment by the ruling class. Katniss is a sixteen year old girl whose father has been killed in a coal mining accident and her mother is a useless slug, so she hunts game to trade with others in her district for food and other amenities. Katniss has a young beloved sister who is chosen to participate in the games, so Katniss …
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