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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

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  • Lexile: 810

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  • 9780439023481
  • 0439023483
  • 054531058X
  • 0439023521
  • 0545425115

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The hunger games

by Collins, Suzanne.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Adult StaffPicks, Downtown Storage Adult, Downtown Storage Teen, Downtown Teen, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, West 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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Wonderful

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.

Great

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!

AWESOME!!

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.

Fantastic!!!!!!

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

best movie

Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!! The action was amazing, the plot was amazing, the drama was amazing. Just the idea to remind them of the old times by putting them in a survival game was stupid.

Good Book

This book was good. I liked the plot. A lot of people read this book and are now hooked on it. So, it must be a good book.

Great Book

The Hunger Games is an amazing series by far my favorite.

Good book but there are downsides

Even though this may be entertaining at first, after I read the book I thought it over. The idea of forcing children into combat against one another is just sickening and wrong. Extremely thought provoking and it made me scared of the future.

amazing book

i love this book i think its the best book i have read in my life i hope she writes more!!!!!!

My favorite book!!!

I love this book, and can't stop reading!!!

SUCH A GREAT BOOK!!!

What a great book!!! I loved it so much and will forever!!!

OMG!

I first thought (before I read it) that it would be too violent. But I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So... AWESOME

Great book. I kept reading at 11:00 and I didn't get tired, because the book was THAT good.

scary

scary

Suspenseful

oh my god. If i was younger i would've freaked out to death.

Thought provoking

Even though it might not be great literature on the scale of Dickens, it has many thought provoking concepts and can inspire many intellectual conversations about serious topics in the younger generation. Also, it's completely compelling - finished it in a day and was furious that it was a cliffhanger!

Captivating

This is a great book! The story is good, but violent.

epic

this book is epic

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