The Hunger Games
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In the distant future lies Panem, and all it's outlying districts. The ruler of all these districts is the Capitol, the cruel government of Panem. In the past years, the Capitol has went through what they call the "Dark Days". The Dark Days was when the surrounding districts decided to rise up against the Capitol, forcing the Capitol to fight back. The Capitol won, therefore naming the time of rebellion the "Dark Days". Now, to keep the order and chaos in check, the Capitol forces each of the 12 districts to choose one boy and one girl to participate in the annual Hunger games. Each one of the contestants in the Hunger Games are called "Tributes". The Hunger Games is a televised death match that airs on live TV. The winner of the Hunger Games is granted mass wealth and food for their district. There can only be one victor in the Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is caught right in the middle of all this when her beloved sister - the being that Katniss loves with all her heart - is selected to represent her district in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is about a teen girl named Katniss EverDeen who volunteers in place of her younger sister at the annual Hunger Games. She finds herself feeling hunger, thirst and competitive with the other tributes from other districts. The major twist is that she is also technically enemies with Peetah, one who she shares a friendly history with. Will she come back alive in this game of life or death when the odds are against her? Read to find out!
From a dark life, comes a shining survivor and heroin. The Hunger Games is the action-packed, dystopian novel by Suzanne Collins; the book series premiere novel, with the series holding the same name. Katniss Everdeen is a young teenager living in the poorest district of her country, Panem. Her sister is chosen as a tribute to fight before the citizens of their nation, to prove the government is still the ruler. You win, you get eternal fame and glory. You die, well, you die. Katniss volunteers instead of her sister and the tables are turned during the bloodbattles. She saves herself, and captures the hearts of many.
In this work of a master we follow a girl, Katniss Everdeen, as she struggles for survival after being chosen to be a tribute in The Hunger Games, a bloody deathmatch of young men and women as retaliation for a rebellion that took place years ago. Over the course of this miraculous novel Katniss comes in terms with herself and her deepest desires.
This story takes place in a nation called Panem. Every year, they hold a Hunger Games to remind everyone of a battle that took place in District 13, a district that had tried to fight back against The Capitol of Panem's ways. The Hunger Games is a battle in which 2 tributes (male and female) from each district are chosen to fight in a desolate arena with only a few survival items and their wits to help them. The remaining live tribute is crowned victor of the Hunger Games once the rest have all been killed. Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old girl from District 12, has her worst nightmare come true when her younger sister, Prim, is chosen to compete in the fight. As a desperate act to save her sister, Katniss volunteer's in place of 12 year old Prim. Now Katniss is thrown into a whirlwind of choices: information or secrets, friends or foes, life or love. In this action packed book by Suzanne Collins, Katniss must make sacrifices, determine whose side she's really on, and defend herself from 23 other tributes who have one goal; to kill her. Let the seventy-fourth annual Hunger Games begin!
Far ahead in the future lies the nation of Panem. Divided into 12 ( possibly 13) districts, it is ruled by the ever powerful , majestic Capitol. Long back, the districts had rebelled against the Capitol, and as a result, the Capitol holds the annual Hunger Games - a reality show where 2 kids from each district are picked from a draw to fight in an arena... To death. The sole remaining tribute gets to live. This book tells us the story of Katniss, a 16 yr. old girl who goes into the hunger games to save her sister. Katniss and the boy tribute from district 12, Peeta must together beat the odds for a chance to survive these horrific games. For in these games, there are no second chances. You win... or you die.
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.
The Hunger Games is definitely an incredible story! Katniss Everdeen is thrown into the games against Peeta Mellark and other tributes. Never in her life has she felt so confused weighing the meanings of life: survival or love. This book teached us that love is powerful, like Katniss, it made her do crazy things. It's a must-read!
This book portrayed human depravity in regards to the suffering of other people and powerful entities, i.e. the gov't, that take advantage of others.
NoticesAdd a Notice
Frightening or Intense Scenes: This is a book about kids killing other kids. This may upset people so just keep that in mind.
Violence: There are bloody and violent scenes.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: During The Hunger Games people are being killed.
Violence: This book was very violent in the part where the hunger games actually take place, and in some other parts.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Battle to the death, lots of death.
Violence: Battle to the death: Smashing heads with rocks, stabbing, really graphic killing.
Violence: It is a battle to the death, so there obviously is fighting. And there are two points in the story that involve deadly mutant animals. Ick.
Violence: A lot of death and blood, but still a good book.
Violence: It's basically a violent love story. Lots of death and killing.
Violence: Well. How shall i name the ways? 1) Dead people 2) Stabbing people 3) Mutant bees stinging your face and you die 4) Blood 5) Mutant mutts that once were the other tributes 6) Explosives (don't get me wrong, explosives are fun) 7) A girl with a bow 8) Fighting 9) Adults making children fight to the death because of their lack of mercy and forgiveness
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Stupid people are dangerous.”
"May the odds be ever in your favour!" -Effie
"If we bur, you burn with us." -Katniss
"You can't drown me in darkness because fire burns brighter in darkness." -Katniss
"May the odds be ever in your favor!"
“Yes, and I’m sure the arena will be full of bags of flour for me to chuck at people.” ― Peeta
"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me whenever you feel like it."
"Let the games begin".
"Maybe you should try the sword" - Katniss
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ABC Book Review - Hunger Games & Read Alikes
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ABC Book Review - Hunger Games and Read Alikes
Hunger Games Trailer
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 160 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. The Hunger Games trailer courtesy Lionsgate.
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