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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
by Suzanne Collins

Published: 2010-07-03
Paperback : 384 pages
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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to ...

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Introduction

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The 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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

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One thing to really focus on is the interference of Government with individual freedoms.
by LTGHR (see profile) 07/05/12

Could a human existence like this truly exist in some distant future of humanity? Think about our current thirst for reality tv and shows like fear factor etc.
Do these games remind you of ancient Rome's gladiators? They built stadiums and fought monstrous creatures and other humans, for citizens amusement. Think about the notion that history repeats itself when answering this question!
Could science one day create the creatures imagined in this book?
by hiltonjenb (see profile) 03/08/12

Themes, relevances, predictions for the next books.
by Judy B. (see profile) 02/09/12

Can what is described in this book actually happen?
by nbknight (see profile) 01/13/12

Would you be willing to volunteer to go through the hunger games to save somone you love
by cmasterson2 (see profile) 09/25/11

Do you think the goverment structure in this book is plausible?
by nashwindsor (see profile) 09/02/11

Who, which character, was most prepared for the Hunger Games?
by annaf (see profile) 08/16/11

Which character in The Hunger Games do you relate to?
When is violence entertainment? When is violence just violence?
Are you on Team Peeta or Team Gale?
by Brilynn2 (see profile) 08/08/11

Can a "good soldier", who is trained to kill and be merciless ever truly blend back into mainstream society after the war?
by 8feetfast (see profile) 02/15/11

At what point is it your responsibility to revolt against your government?
by juliedrozdowski (see profile) 10/13/10

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What a great book!
by JPMay (see profile) 11/13/14
What a great book!
There are a variety of \\
by tcheer4life (see profile) 11/20/13
One might cull some of those for help with questions. In the last few days, a youtube video has shown up with the muppets doing \\\"The Hunger Games\\\". Watch the movie and compare it to the book - especially watch the extra disc with the behind the scenes looks at the production.

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by HLEMK (see profile) 02/17/16

I didn't know about The hunger games until book club. I enjoyed the entire series.

 
  "Great Dystopian for Discussion"by rickimc (see profile) 11/24/14

With the movie coming out, I figured it was type to finally read The Hunger Games, which people have been suggesting to me for years. I am glad I finally did. This is a wonderful dystopian with plenty... (read more)

 
  "What a great book!"by JPMay (see profile) 11/13/14

What a great book!

 
  "Best YA book of 2012"by gymbackmom (see profile) 06/23/14

 
  "Hungry for more."by tcheer4life (see profile) 11/20/13

I wasn't going to read this book. I thought it was about vampires and werewolves. Finding out it was about teenagers fighting to the death in survival games, didn't change my mind about read... (read more)

 
  "intriguing"by maril (see profile) 07/28/13

It drew me in as I read and I really did care about the characters. Very good read and can see why it was a hit with young adult readers since it was well written and with a great story line that is... (read more)

 
  "thought provoking"by buffalogal (see profile) 01/13/13

great book that makes you think about the actions of our society and the possible effects for the future. Good wins out over selfishness!

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