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September 21, 2016 | History

The Hunger Games 5 editions

Cover of: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
About the Book

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , 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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5 editions First published in 2008

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Cover of: The hunger games
September 14, 2008, Scholastic Corporation
The hunger games
Cover of: the hunger games
2009, suzanne collins
the hunger games
Cover of: The Hunger Games
2009, Thorndike Press
The Hunger Games
in English
Cover of: Hunger Games
2009, Scholastic
Hunger Games
Cover of: Hunger Games
2009, scholastic
Hunger Games

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September 21, 2016 Edited by Joella Edited without comment.
February 25, 2016 Edited by Brian Myers Added new cover
February 25, 2016 Edited by Brian Myers Update covers
February 25, 2016 Edited by Brian Myers Update covers
July 30, 2011 Created by LC Bot import new book