The Hunger Games
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.
One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. 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 impoverished district in the Games.
But Katniss has been close to dead before -- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tonstant.Weader - LibraryThing
Thanks to Nancy, I put this book on my list and then when I heard BravoAndy give it his Mazel of the Week, well I had to give it a try. I am so glad I did. Don't let the Young Adult genre ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
I know everyone loves this book but I have to be honest, I completely hated it. While it is a dystopia with moving and well thought out characters and it is exciting and adventurous and well written ... Read full review