An edition of The Hunger Games (2008)

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An edition of The Hunger Games (2008)

The Hunger Games

  • 4.08 ·
  • 385 Ratings
  • 3687 Want to read
  • 257 Currently reading
  • 637 Have read

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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, 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 weight survival against humanity and life against love.

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Scholastic Press
Language
English
Pages
374

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2009-09, Scholastic Inc.
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The Hunger Games
2008-10, Scholastic Press
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Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ7.C6837Hun 2008

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
374p.
Number of pages
374

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL37079411M
ISBN 10
0439023483
ISBN 13
9780439023481
LCCN
2007039987
OCLC/WorldCat
181516677
Goodreads
62100477

Work Description

The Hunger Games is a 2008 dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the perspective of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle royale to the death.

The book received critical acclaim from major reviewers and authors. It was praised for its plot and character development. In writing The Hunger Games, Collins drew upon Greek mythology, Roman gladiatorial games, and contemporary reality television for thematic content. The novel won many awards, including the California Young Reader Medal, and was named one of Publishers Weekly's "Best Books of the Year" in 2008.

The Hunger Games was first published in hardcover on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic, featuring a cover designed by Tim O'Brien.

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