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The Hunger Games

133 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
review by . August 13, 2008
This story is aimed at adolescents, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, although my adolescence passed by thirty years ago. The main character is believable and sympathetic. She is self-centered in an adolescent way, and she is a true survivor. I found myself rooting for her and fearing for her safety, almost from page one.    The eponymous game is a gruesome spectacle, and the violence is disturbing, although not excessively graphic. The story does not glorify the violence- it serves …
review by . August 01, 2008
The Hunger Games is set in America's post-apocalyptic future. A civil war has resulted in a new nation, Panem, divided into twelve districts, and lorded over by the Capitol. To remind the districts of their defeat in the war, the Capitol has devised the Hunger Games, to which every district must send one male and one female contestant between the ages of 12 and 18. These contestants fight each other to the death. The victor wins lifelong spoils for him- or herself, and a yearlong bounty of rations …
review by . July 22, 2008
Comparisons between this book and the modern classic, Battle Royale are inevitable. The plot's almost the same; totalitarian government forces groups of teens (in the case of this book, kids as young as twelve), to fight to the death while the whole thing is monitored (and in some versions of "Battle Royale", broadcast).    So to start with the premise is hardly orginal. Also, just like with BR, the premise is entirely unrealistic. There has never, in the entire scope of human …
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