Hunger Games, The

Suzanne Collins
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,

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Reviewed: 2020-08-08
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.
Reviewed: 2019-05-24

School Library Journal: the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. age 11+

Kirkus: Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns

Common Sense Media: For a story about 24 teens forced to kill each other, the gore level is fairly low -- but there is some. Teens are speared, shot with arrows, stabbed, mauled by wild animals, burned, and have their heads smashed and their necks broken. Injuries are realistic, including burn blistering, blood poisoning, and gangrene. A girl's tongue is cut out.

One adult drunk.

 

Series #1

Reviewed: 2017-10-14

Don't read unless you want little hints of absolute distopian future. The critical reader will find all sorts of juicy political commentary on current American affairs.

Reviewed: 2017-09-10

I love this series. It's really dark but I really like the theme and the story and where Collins goes with it. One of the most brutal children's books ever, though. 

Reviewed: 2017-07-03

Great series! Have already reread a couple times

Reviewed: 2017-01-19

FIC COL

If you like action packed books, this one is for you! Something new and exciting happens each time you turn the page! Katniss supports her whole family with hunting animals in District 12, but everyone in the district is very poor. She makes a decision that could determine life or death, to save her sister. Read the book to find out what happens!

Emily C. 

Reviewed: 2017-01-17

This intense book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. In the future ashes of North America, a corrupt new government rules. Every year, a boy and girl from each district are chosen to compete in the Hunger Games. The winner recieves fame and fortune. The losers die.

Sydney T.

Reviewed: 2015-04-08
I haven't been grabbed by a story like this in a while. I only wish I already had the second book and didn't have to wait until it comes on monday
I haven't been grabbed by a story like this in a while. I only wish I already had the second book and didn't have to wait until it comes on monday
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