The Hunger Games

By Collins, Suzanne

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-43902-348-1
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

Gr 7-Up In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

Survivor meets "The Lottery" as the author of the popular Underland Chronicles returns with what promises to be an even better series. The United States is no more, and the new Capitol, high in the Rocky Mountains, requires each district to send two teenagers, a boy and a girl, to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a reality show from which only one of the twenty-four participants will emerge victori...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on April 1, 2009

Katniss volunteers to represent her district in the Hunger Games, a compulsory, government-sponsored reality-TV show from which only o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games is at once timeless and contemporary. Like William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Collins's novel pits children against one another in an isolated world full of danger, investigating the trade-offs individuals make when they're forced to choose between survival and morality. But The Hunger Games also concerns itself with the ethics of a distinctly modern phenomenon: reality televisionand, more specifically, televised suffering. Thanks to Col...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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