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  • Published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 374 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 810

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780439023481
  • 0439023483
  • 054531058X
  • 0439023521
  • 0545425115



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The hunger games

by Collins, Suzanne.

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Call number: Teen Fiction / Collins, Suzanne

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen, Traverwood Teen

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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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The book of survival

What you'll like about this story is the action. Katniss is brave which she shows throughout the games. she is an important person because she volunteers in order to save pictures her sister. The author made her special making her a character who not afraid to help others.

Hunger Games

This is a great book to a kid in grades 5 and up!!!


I love the action in this novel. It is absolutely captivating, I couldn't put it down!


Most modern books have a similar plot but I still liked this one the best. A teen girl named katniss everdeen lives in a dystopian futuristic world. Every year twenty four young people fight to the death.

so good!

Couldn't put this book down once I started it! Great dystopian plot with a strong female character. The first is the best of the trilogoy, but they are all pretty good. Might not be good for younger advanced readers as it does include deaths of several characters (I mean, they are fighting each other to the death, so that's bound to happen...). Enjoyable read that makes you think about social boundaries and power.


I don't really know what it is about these books but I love them so much I have the whole series it is amazing

hunger games

it's just volince!


Highly recommend this AMAZING book!

The Hunger Games

It is sickening to think of kids killing each other, but that is a characteristic of the book that makes the reader think. It made me think about how glad I am that our world isn't like that. Suzanne Collins was very creative when coming up with the plot for The Hunger Games and even more so with adding a romantic twist to it. If you liked The Hunger Games, I would suggest reading the next two books in the trilogy: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

Fast action with great character personalities

Loved the action packed adventure with bonus political dialogue about government and Utopian socities. A big hit for a reason


it is a really good book

Great book

The book builds up the perfect amount of suspense, but also give the sad feeling that in reality, there is little freedom and happiness within the seam.


After hearing so much, I finally read it and LOVED it! Well-written and thought provoking, it makes you hang on to every word and you keep turning the pages no matter what.


Hunger Games is really sad, action-filled, and great at the same time. :)


A very, very cool expansion of the short story concept I read in middle school of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Why would there be a lottery? Who benefits? Why do the participants allow it?

What happens when the outcome for each participant isn't clear, when there are still choices? How do people conduct themselves, what are the priorities, how do you play it, and how do you survive?

Absolutely wonderful treatment of the story. I love Katniss. Her story makes sense, her skills and choices are well developed and logical, and yet you still don't really know how things will turn out. I'm already on the library list for the next two books, and I'm delighted my book club got me to put this at the top of my list.


I love this book, but I hat it when somebody good dies, it breaks my heart to see someone like that:(

really cool

adventure! hunger! awesomeness!


I loved this book! It's full of suspense, mystery and friendship. Great read but a little sad

Well written suspense

Wasn't particularly interested in reading this until after seeing the movie, and then couldn't put it down. Collins blends suspense with speculative fiction featuring a dystopian future society. The Hunger Games introduces us to this society and to a well written, 3D and most importantly, strong female lead. The subject matter and behavior of most of the Capitol characters is very difficult to digest, and only gets worse as the series continues, but is well worth the read. This book will stay with you long after you finish it.


This was a fantastic book!!! I've read it 6 times! I recommend to anyone you doesn't get scared easily. =)

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