The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Hunger Games series.

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Get ready for an intense reading experience! Set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present, The Hunger Games delivers equal parts of suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance. Panem is a land of 12 districts ruled by one capital. Each year the capital holds "The Hunger Games," a national event viewed by all. Two children, one boy and one girl ages 12-18, are drawn from a lottery and sent to the capital to participate in the games. They are trapped in a harsh landscape, given weapons, and forced to fight each other to the death. There can only be one winner. Set aside some time for this one because you won't want to put it down!

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Get ready for an intense reading experience! Set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present, The Hunger Games delivers equal parts of suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance. Panem is a land of 12 districts ruled by one capital. Each year the capital holds "The Hunger Games," a national event viewed by all. Two children, one boy and one girl ages 12-18, are drawn from a lottery and sent to the capital to participate in the games. They are trapped in a harsh landscape, given weapons, and forced to fight each other to the death. There can only be one winner. Set aside some time for this one because you won't want to put it down! — From Brandi's Picks (page 3)

Description


The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . .

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 regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place 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.

About the Author


Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at suzannecollinsbooks.com.

Praise For…


Praise for The Hunger Games

"A violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense. . . . I couldn't stop reading."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"I was so obsessed with this book. . . . The Hunger Games is amazing."
--Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga

"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced."
--John Green, The New York Times Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780439023528
ISBN-10: 0439023521
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Hunger Games