The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Book - 2008
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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780439023481
9780439023528
9780545425117
0439023521
0439023483
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm.

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The entire series is nominated

Reasons: religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group


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Edwardhinyulau
Jul 08, 2019

This book, Hunger Games, was alright. It had a OK hook, was kind of slow on the action, and the story itself was kind of typical, if you know what I mean. There was some action, and a few tense and exciting parts, but I honestly think that you should look for a better book.

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snydersj
Jul 01, 2019

I thought that The Hunger Games was very thrilling and action-packed. It is also one of my favorite books ever. I am currently trying to finish the full series. My favorite part of this book is when Katniss shoots an arrow that pierces an apple in a roast pig's mouth because the gamemakers were not paying attention to her. I also thought this book was interesting because it was very mysterious and it is very hard to predict what happens next. Though the book is extremely violent, it also has some positive messages like honesty and loyalty. The Hunger Games is a very interesting and magnificent story, so read it soon!!!

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Kevin598
Jun 23, 2019

I really enjoyed the book because well it's really exciting and you won't know what's gonna happen next. My favourite part was when Katniss cut off the wasps nest on top of Cato and his allies. To me, it was hilarious because the book said they were running all over the place.

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HebahMemon
Jun 20, 2019

This was one of the best books I ever read. Once I started, I couldn't put it down! This series is so awesome!

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noory17
Jun 19, 2019

This book was just wow! I frickin loved this book. Hands down the best book I've ever read. I wish that this book had never ended.

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Book_Worm786
Apr 03, 2019

So much action that I could not put the book down for hours.

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ksidhu75
Apr 02, 2019

The Hunger Games starts upon the arrival of the procuring in District 12. Katniss Everdeen, the story's 16-year-old storyteller, embarks to meet her companion Gale so they can do some chasing and assembling before the procuring that evening. As Katniss advances from her home to the Meadow and, at long last, to the forested areas, where individuals of the locale are prohibited to go, we find out about Katniss' life in the ruined piece of her region, the Seam, and her family. She ponders her sister Prim, who is 4 years more youthful, and her mom, both of whom have relied on Katniss for survival as far back as Katniss' dad kicked the bucket in a mine blast when she was 11.The procuring is a nerve-wracking time since it figures out which kid and young lady, ages 12 to 18, will fill in as the locale's tributes in the Hunger Games. Two tributes are attracted every one of the 12 locale, and those tributes are sent to a field where they battle until just a single tribute stays alive. The victor gets the chance to return home, and the victor's region is showered with blessings — in particular nourishment. The Games, put on by the Capitol, are intended to rebuff the 12 locale of Panem just as to help them to remember the Dark Days and how the thirteenth region was pulverized for its uprising against the oppressive and merciless Capitol.

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robinandrews10
Feb 24, 2019

A great start to the series. It’s hard to put down!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

Sooooo good and addicting!

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diya_2006
Feb 04, 2019

Umm where do I start?!?! This series is sooo amazing!!! I read all of these books in the last week of December and watched all the movies and they were all soooooooo good I love them all!! This book is so interesting and it's really hard to put it down. There are no "boring" parts of the book and it feels that the entire book is climactic. Great read. Strongly recommend it. Whenever someone wants to read a new book and asks me for a recommendation I literally force them into this series it's really great.

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green_ant_1650
Apr 25, 2019

green_ant_1650 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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red_jackal_60
Apr 22, 2019

red_jackal_60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

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Book_Worm786
Apr 03, 2019

Book_Worm786 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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AstridAlise
Mar 01, 2019

AstridAlise thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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green_eagle_939
Feb 11, 2019

green_eagle_939 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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FaithR
Feb 05, 2019

FaithR thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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pink_dolphin_3025
Feb 04, 2019

pink_dolphin_3025 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 30

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Gwen904
Dec 04, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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reneemkim
Jun 04, 2018

reneemkim thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

black_panther_1845 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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edesignla
May 29, 2019

"Stay alive."
~ Haymitch

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macvr
Feb 15, 2019

"I'm not allowed to bet, but if I could, my money would be on you."-Cinna

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red_ladybug_600
Dec 04, 2018

" Katniss?" Peeta says. I meet his eyes, knowing my face must be some shade of green. He mouths the words. "How about that kiss?"

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"He made me look weak!!!" -Katniss Everdeen

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"Stay alive" -Haymitch

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"If they can't catch me, then they can't kill me so don't count me out." -Rue

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Destroying things is much easier than making them."
~Katniss Everdeen

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does."

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lowen3
Jan 07, 2018

"Stupid people are dangerous."

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foxface
Nov 26, 2017

"Yes, I don't think you'll have much use for your lips anymore. Want to blow Lover Boy one last kiss?" ~ Clove

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NightThinker
Jul 29, 2015

Violence: Killing

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FunkyMonkey100
Jul 29, 2015

Violence: Killing and blood is involved

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Sexual Content: Some references to skimpy costumes worn by past tributes. Lots of kissing.

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kids killing kids. And at one point the main character is hallucinating and some of the things she sees may be frightening. Tactics to frighten tributes with freaky animals used by the capitol.

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CielyRanger
May 06, 2015

Violence: Lot's of violence between children. Not very descriptive, but told in a kind of blank, almost emotionless way that's a little creepy.

rose_friedman Mar 19, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This is a book about kids killing other kids. This may upset people so just keep that in mind.

ChocolateHeartz Jul 26, 2013

Violence: There are bloody and violent scenes.

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: During The Hunger Games people are being killed.

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Elentari
Apr 08, 2013

Violence: This book was very violent in the part where the hunger games actually take place, and in some other parts.

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erynrg
Feb 23, 2013

Violence: Battle to the death: Smashing heads with rocks, stabbing, really graphic killing.

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KyraJR
Jun 24, 2017

The hunger games is a yearly competition where people 2 people (a male and female) are chosen from each of the 12 districts to be put to a battle to the dead against each other where they must each use their own unique survival skills to stay alive until the end. When young Primrose Everdeen is chosen, her older sister Katniss volunteers to go in for her, putting everything on the line for her family.
2 Victors
1 Opportunity to win
0 Second chances

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sadosyed
Jul 26, 2016

At the beginning of the Hunger Games Primrose Everdeen gets picked to be part of them. But her 16 year old sister, Katniss Everdeen, couldn't let that happen. In every single Hunger Game a male and female get picked, and this year it was Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Everything goes wrong once they both win the Games. They never would've that that would be two victors.

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kaitlynchanthas
Jul 25, 2016

You never know what you can do when you put your mind to it. You also don't know how hated you can be when you succeed. Katniss Everdeen did just that. Find out what she does to become the most hated and loved person in this amazing dystopia.

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Penelope_21
Jul 06, 2016

Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister's place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

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Coffeec
Jul 05, 2016

A girls little sister gets picked and she volunteers she must win the hunger games for her family.

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Fantanasia
Jun 30, 2016

The Hunger Games is about a teenaged girl named Katniss, who gets choosen to do the hunger games.

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NaseemYasmeen
Jun 28, 2016

This book, is a about a future world, where there are districts from 1 to 12. The districts are ruled by the Capitol. The main character in this book, is Katniss Everdean. Every year, one male and one female from each other is chosen to battle and fight with one another in what is called "The Hunger Games". The names are chosen at random through a draw. There is about 24 people in the Hunger Games, every year and they fight to death, until there is one district left.

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Chandni_M
Jun 22, 2016

Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister's place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

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EvelynB2004
Mar 20, 2016

What used to be North America is now turned into the dystopian region Panem, divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol punishes the districts for a previous rebellion annually, making each district provide a boy and a girl to participate in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a fight to the death in an arena, different each year. The amazing first book of the series follows Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12, as she goes through the horrors of the Hunger Games.

danixlh Sep 02, 2015

Katniss Everdeen, lives in Panem, former known as North America. The Government known as The Capitol is in control of the people who are separated in 12 Districts. Each year there is something known as The Hunger Games from each district one male and female are put in a arena to compete to death. Thus, follow Katniss's life in District 12 with a plot twist.

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