The Hunger Games (Paperback)

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America is a thing of the past and the new country of Panem is a wasteland devastated by corruption and famine. The people of Panem’s 12 districts live miserable lives of hard work and toil while the residents of the Capitol live in luxury and excess. The only break in the monotony of the peasant’s miserable lives is the yearly Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are a ruthless blood sport where 1 boy and 1 girl from each district battle to the death until only 1 remains. Viewing of the games is mandatory in all districts and a cause for celebration in the capital. That is, until Katniss Everdeen is chosen and changes the games forever. The Hunger Games is a tale of life and love in the darkest of times.

— Justin, Atlanta


16-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before and survival, for her, is second nature.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780439023528
ISBN-10: 0439023521
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2010
Pages: 374
Language: English
Series: Hunger Games