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The Hunger Games,(Hunger Games Trilogy Book one) [Paperback]

Suzanne Collins
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1 Dec 2011 Hunger Games Trilogy
First in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (1 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407132083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407132082
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer's Guild of America nomination for co-writing the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! And most recently she was the head writer for Clifford's Puppy Days. Suzanne Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles, which started with the acclaimed book Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins continues to explore the effect of violence on those coming of age. She was inspired to write The Hunger Games when an idea formed whilst she flicked between television channels broadcasting real war coverage and reality television programmes.

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The Hunger Games is amazing --Stephenie Meyer

I couldn't stop reading --Stephen King

One of the best written and most thought-provoking books I've read for a long time --Anothony Horowitz --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. The much-anticipated finale to The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, will be published on August 24th, 2010. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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220 of 233 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please read this book 29 Mar 2012
By GH26
Format:Kindle Edition
This time last week I had not heard of the Hunger Games trilogy. I was happy and content in my oblivious state too but it all changed very quickly! My Facebook page went Crazy on Saturday with talk about the movie and how fantastic it was, how it was true to the books and generally there was a buzz in the virtual atmosphere! My curiousity was aroused and I googled "Hunger Games", saw there were books available and so downloaded the first to my Kindle.

I started reading the first book on Sunday morning and by Sunday night I had completely devoured it. My housework did not get completed and dinner was more than a bit late. Where on earth was this series hiding and why had I not heard of it before now?

The whole story is so well thought out, rounded characters, brilliant use of the English Language, imaginative and simply an enthralling pleasure to read. Don't be fooled that these books are aimed at Teens - I'm 32 and loved it. I loved it so much that I downloaded the other two books in the series immediately - I had to find out what happens to the characters and follow them on their quest. I had a bit of a late night Sunday and then during my hour lunch break for the next couple of days finished the second book which is just as captivating. I'm starting the third tonight, but am sure I will be sad to see it end.

If you only read one book this year, please make it this one - you really won't be disappointed. I can't stop raving about these books to my friends and colleagues and I had to come on here and write a review to tell you to read it too!
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304 of 327 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good I didn't want to finish it! 2 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ever since Harry Potter, I have spent my time trying to find books with characters I love as though they were my own friends, and with a plot so real that I felt it could actually be happening. Most books disappoint me in this area and I've had to settle for a lot of mediocrity. But not this time. Hunger Games drew me so far into its world I didn't want to leave!

Hunger Games is set in the future where North America has been turned into a country called Panem, separated into 12 districts and the Capitol. As if constant hunger wasn't bad enough, the districts are constantly reminded of the "Dark Days", when they rebelled against the Capitol, by punishing their children in the Hunger Games. Every year each District must send one boy and one girl to the Capitol to take part in these Games where they must fight each other to their deaths. The winner is the child who comes out alive, having presumably killed all the others. The Hunger Games is reality TV at its very extreme; mere entertainment for the wealthy and pampered residents of the Captitol, but torturous for the Districts, who have to watch their children year by year go off to the Capitol to be killed.

This book starts on the day of the Reeping, where the teenagers who will enter the Games are chosen at random throughout the districts. We follow Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl of District 12. Katniss has been scarred deeply by the death of her father in a mining disaster several years ago and since then has been breaking the laws of Panem by hunting animals in the forest in order to feed her starving family. You can't help but feel for Katniss, who has lost so much and tries so hard to care for her family, and when her little sister Prim is chosen in the Reeping, you can understand why she volunteers to take her place.
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182 of 196 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before you enjoy the movie, enjoy the book! 5 Mar 2012
By Kate TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The Hunger Games is on the way to our big screens (23 March in the UK and US) and therefore I thought it only right and proper to do what I should do more often when a movie comes out that's based on a book - read the book. I have the best intentions to read the trilogy in its entirety before the release because I suspect that there may be borrowings from Catching Fire and Mockingjay in the film adaptation but so far I have just read the one that people are talking about an awful lot - The Hunger Games.

In a near and dark future the bit of our world that we know as North America is now Panem. At its centre is The Capitol and around it are 12 Districts, each devoted to a different industry (such as mining or farming). But once there were was a District 13. This District was destroyed in an uprising against the President and his controllers. The result of this rebellion is that each year the remaining Districts must watch a son and a daughter fight to the death in front of their eyes in some kind of obscene reality television show called The Hunger Games. Two children, aged between 12 and 18, are put into an artificial environment, given limited weapons and food, and are aggravated and teased and prodded and goaded into slaughtering the others - or at least those who do not die of hunger or dehydration or mishap - until just one survives. This entertainment has been crafted with rituals and careful design into something appallingly oppressive yet ornate that mocks the fact that its victims are young and frightened children.

Our heroine is 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen from the grottiest and poorest of the Districts, the twelfth. She is placed into the Games not because her name was called in the lottery but because the name that was called was that of her 12-year-old sister.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good read
Very good read. Read it in about two days on holiday and could not put the book down. As with most books, much better than the film adaption.
Published 11 hours ago by chrisdodds
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Published 18 hours ago by janette thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
epic trilogy, well worth reading.
Published 19 hours ago by Mrs. J. L. Friedlander
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic so good
5 star
Very thrilling
really enjoyable can't wait to read the next book very descriptive and understandable
thank you Suzanne Collins :D
Published 1 day ago by skye player
4.0 out of 5 stars way better than I expected with lots of surprising events
Definitely worth the read, way better than I expected with lots of surprising events!
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Seen the films now comparing the books
Published 3 days ago by Joanna Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
An easy, gripping style of writing draws you into an emotional adventure of self discovery. Realistic characters bring their own take on a brutal entertainment for the elite who... Read more
Published 4 days ago by RocketUK
5.0 out of 5 stars The hunger games
That was the first time I have read a book like that. The cliff hanger the story was left on is epic. I definitely ready to read the next book (catching fire).
Published 4 days ago by sheila yadegari
5.0 out of 5 stars So awesome!!!!
This book is so cool If you've started reading it you just get hooked in its so awesome! So cool!!
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