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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games (edition 2008)

by Suzanne Collins

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Title:The Hunger Games
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 384 pages
Collections:Wishlist, Read but unowned, Favorites
Rating:*****
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games is a story of survival, sacrifices, and sisterly love. Katniss Evergreen lives in post-apocalyptic North America where children all over the area are picked to fight to the death for local entertainment. The social and political connections are well-written for a middle school student to understand and be able to relate them to current events. Rated 4 of 5 stars. ( )
  victoriaphillips | Mar 16, 2019 |
This is the second or third time I've read this book, but my first time reading it in English. While I appreciated the first person narrator as a close and even warm voice, there were times when I felt jolted by the vocabulary Katniss used, as I found myself wondering whether a poorly educated huntress would know certain words. But still a very moving and worthwhile read, again.
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  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
3.5 stars? This was an engrossing page turner, but what is it about Sci Fi that leaves me a little cold? I was recently told it's because Sci Fi takes place in a post apocalyptic world where there is no God. Could be. However, as I said, this is an intriguing read--kind of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" meets "Lord of the Flies", played out on a gruesome TV reality show. ( )
  tkcs | Feb 23, 2019 |
The Hunger Games is a novel that unfurls in Panem, a prophetically calamitous world. The story is fixated on a 16-year-old young lady, Katniss Everdeen and her battle for survival in oppressed world. Every year, as a discipline for the fizzled resistance by Locale 13, the 12 Panem Areas are compelled to pay tribute to the merciless Legislative center routine. The story starts upon the arrival of procuring at Area 12. Multi day that each locale is required to offer two tributes, a kid and a young lady matured 12 to 18 years to take an interest in the recreations. This would have been the 74th yearning amusements.

In a bit of destiny, Demure Katniss' 12-year-old sister is chosen as one of the tributes. Having lost their dad at a youthful age, she won't let her mom lose her too as she swore dependably to ensure them. She volunteers to assume her sister's position, and together with the pastry specialist's child, Peeta Mellark they speak to region 12. What pursues is a progression of occasions that will place Katniss in the spotlight both as a wellspring of trust in the mistreated and as a foe of the Legislative hall. Her affections for Peeta will be misused for the recreations, which are disclosed over every one of the locale.

She will make new companions, foes, move and offer want to numerous individuals in Panem because of her execution in the diversions. What makes the yearning amusements an all the more exciting story is the recreations win or pass on principle. Will Katniss have the heart to slaughter Peeta or the other way around, or will they both endure? ( )
  ChristianR.G1 | Feb 22, 2019 |
So I finished 'Trainspotting' early enough in the night that I wanted to start on something else, I hadn't counted on finishing that book, too, in one sitting no less, especially since I'd read it before.

I read 'The Hunger Games' back when it first came out and loved it's clever take on reality television, and its darkness, a quality even more refreshing when coming out the YA section which too often (though less and less often I'm pleased to note) is simplistic, wooden, and liberally pulling tricks from the pages of their betters.

Part of my devouring this book was likely relief at reading standard prose instead of dialect, but Collins has the skill of writing her characters and story in a straight-forward fashion with only necessary bits of exposition.

Katniss Everdeen is a great protagonist, a little slow on the uptake when it comes to certain events and attitudes, but hell, I'm willing to overlook the romance bits, which are undoubtedly going to get more pronounced in the sequels, because the action in this book is addictive. I rated this as 3 stars before, but I've bumped it up because the second time around, knowing what was going to happen, it was still great, and because my star ratings are mostly knee-jerk reactions based on personal enjoyment rather than any carefully conceived set of standards.

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  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
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Het verhaal, vertaald uit het Engels, speelt zich af in de toekomst. Na een burgeroorlog is van Noord-Amerika het land Panem overgebleven, bestaande uit het welvarende Capitool met twaalf daaraan ondergeschikte districten, waarin veel armoede en onvrijheid heersen. In de jaarlijkse Hongerspelen moeten 24 kinderen, uit elk district een jongen en een meisje, strijden op leven en dood in een ‘Big Brother’-omgeving. Katniss Everdeen (16, ik-figuur) uit het 12e, armoedigste district springt in de bres voor haar jongere zusje Prim wanneer deze wordt uitgeloot. Na een wat aarzelend begin krijgt het verhaal vaart in het tweede en derde deel. Het thema is gedurfd: een strijd op leven en dood tussen twaalf- en achttienjarigen, als vorm van vermaak. Wie is de slimste overlever? De auteur creëert een eigen begrippenkader dat zijdelings doet denken aan Harry Potter. Ze combineert overlevingstechnieken uit de traditie van Jean Auels prehistorische romans met ultramoderne technologie. Het slot lijkt voorspelbaar, maar is dat niet. Spanning, romantiek en het open einde maken de lezer nieuwsgierig naar het volgende boek in deze serie, 'De Hongerspelen II: vlammen'*.
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Collins, Suzanneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bützow, HeleneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brogli, SimonaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chan, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Falco, PhilDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Parisi, Elizabeth B.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Happy hunger games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Dedication
For James Proimos
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When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
Když se probouzím, druhá strana postele je chladná. Natahuji prsty směrem k Priminu teplu, ale nahmatám pouze hrubý plátěný povlak matrace. Určitě měla zlé sny a vlezla si k matce. Není divu. Dnes je Den sklizně.
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She reaches in, digs her hand deep into the ball, and pulls out a slip of paper. The crowd draws in a collective breath and then you can hear a pin drop, and I’m feeling nauseous and so desperately hoping that it’s not me, that it’s not me, that it’s not me.
As long as you can find yourself, you'll never starve.
"Was that what was in his pack at the feast? Body armor to defend against my arrows? Well, they neglected to send a face guard."
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WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNE.
LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.
THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN...


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 districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place 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.
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Against nature and young foes
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Katniss and Peeta
compete in the Hunger Games:
winner gets to live.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439023483, Hardcover)

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. 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." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

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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.… (more)

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