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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

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Series: The Hunger Games (1)

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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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    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (ekissel)
  2. 532
    Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (Kira, k1tsune)
    Kira: Battle Royale is more violent and lengthy but has a similar plot, with a class of children randomly selected each year to fight classmates to the death.
    k1tsune: Very similar.
  3. 569
    The Giver by Lois Lowry (writecathy)
  4. 5411
    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (elephantshoe, TheDivineOomba, notemily, electronicmemory)
    elephantshoe: futuristic world again, but the teens have to compete and fight to the death in a televised reality show.
    notemily: A similar oppressive government, with a mysterious place "outside" the dystopia that may or may not exist.
  5. 404
    Divergent by Veronica Roth (foggidawn, anytsuj, readr, Tsana, frankiejones, al.vick)
    readr: Both stories feature a young woman fighting to survive in a brutal situation.
    Tsana: Similar dystopian teenager must fight the system YA book.
  6. 364
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore (librarymeg, FantasyGirl2, saltypepper)
    saltypepper: The heroines' voices are very similar, maybe due to their similar response to the awful circumstances they find themselves in.
  7. 4514
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (redpersephone, FFortuna)
    redpersephone: For adult or late teen fans, this has a female protagonist living in a dystopia where everyone has his or her own motives and secrets. Less gore, more sex.
    FFortuna: The Handmaid's Tale is more adult, but really not by much. They're very similar dystopias and both feature excellent, deep-first-person narratives.
  8. 311
    The Maze Runner by James Dashner (smammers, christmas6391, BrrgleBee)
    christmas6391: "Teenagers thrown into a hostile environment with no way out because of their corrupt societies," can be used to describe both of these books. The difference? In The Maze Runner, none of them remember anything before waking up in the maze.
  9. 301
    Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (BookLizard)
    BookLizard: The Hunger Games and Tomorrow, When the War Began have the same kind of feel - technically they're Science Fiction novels, but they feel more like survival stories with a bit of romance mixed in. I highly recommend both series.
  10. 359
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (TheDivineOomba)
  11. 306
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (SandSing7)
  12. 263
    The Long Walk by Stephen King (LadyHazy)
    LadyHazy: (not for young adult readers though, it's a lot more violent)
  13. 242
    Matched by Ally Condie (Aerrin99)
    Aerrin99: Both books feature central heroines living in dystopian worlds that aren't quite what they seem. They each have an engaging romance and a story that digs behind the curtain of the society their characters live in.
  14. 192
    The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Bitter_Grace)
  15. 182
    The Running Man by Stephen King (MyriadBooks, levasssp)
    levasssp: similar plot. The Running Man is a TV gameshow that pits one man against hunters in an arena. If he makes it to the end alive, he wins.
  16. 141
    Unwind by Neal Shusterman (KenJenningsFan74)
  17. 120
    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (VaterOlsen)
  18. 110
    Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien (PamFamilyLibrary, kathleen.morrow)
    PamFamilyLibrary: Intelligent, quickly paced YA dystopia.
    kathleen.morrow: Both have strong heroines in a dystopian society. Additionally, both have an interesting, but not overpowering romantic subplot.
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    1984 by George Orwell (GabbyReElle)
  20. 112
    Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (writecathy, bethielouwho)

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Couldn't put this down. Awesome. ( )
  szbuhayar | May 24, 2020 |
This book was so hard to put down! Everyone was telling me to move it higher on my to-read list and now I know why!!!! Man, I am so nervous about what is to come! If I hadn't had work I would have stayed in bed reading til it was done! ( )
  USFJoyGirl | May 17, 2020 |
“The Hunger Games” is the best Science Fiction novel I’ve read in at least a decade. It gripped my imagination, my emotions, and my intellect from the first page and just kept on getting stronger.

The first-person present-tense style of the book gives it the immediacy of a movie. The voice of the young narrator is honest and realistic and builds empathy quickly. The characters are drawn strongly enough to allow you to care what happens to them. The pace is fast. The prose is uncluttered. All of which means that the horror of the underlying idea emerges as a clear, grim, inescapable reality.

This could easily have degenerated into a shoot-em-up video-game of a book, instead, by making the death and the violence real rather than glamorous, it becomes a book about the abuse of power, the nature of courage and the need to deal with what is in front of you without betraying yourself or those you love.

I read this book in three days. If real-life hadn’t kept getting in the way, I would have read it in less. What kept me turning the pages wasn’t the desire to solve some clever rules-of-robotics puzzle, but the need to know what happened to the people. This book made me cry for the people in it. It made me angry at the exploitation and abuse of the powerless by the powerful. It made me think about how plausible the story is and how we sometimes fail to realize the scale of the atrocities we silently endorse.

This book struck me as a manifesto for fundamental human rights: not to be enslaved, not to be hungry, not to be subject to violence from your own state. It made me realize that “Reality TV” is a social engineering tool that takes us further and further from reality and contributes to a level of noise and moral indifference that leaves us feeling powerless to change the world.

Read this book. You won’t regret it.

Oh, and when you buy it, buy the next two at the same time, you’ll save yourself a trip back to the bookstore. You are going to want to move straight on from one book to the next.


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  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
It's like reading a script to a good action movie. The whole thing is in the present tense! ( )
  Jetztzeit | May 15, 2020 |


So I finally decided to read The Hunger Games. I wasn't sure that I would enjoy this series upon hearing that it involved kids killing other kids for short. Before I read this book, I saw the movie. That is something I never do, but I am glad that I did. I enjoyed the movie and then I just had to get the book and read it. The story was definitely not what I expected and that was a good thing. I really like a story with a good, strong female character. So far I have really enjoyed this series. I am excited to start Catching Fire and see where Katniss and Peeta's relationship moves on from here. ( )
  BelindaS7 | Apr 14, 2020 |
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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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Suzanne Collinsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bützow, HeleneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brogli, SimonaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chan, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Falco, PhilDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paracchini, FabioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisi, Elizabeth B.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rusli, HetihTranslatorsecondary 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
Arena death match
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You love your neighbor
Unless your life is at stake
In that case.... they die!
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Death of young children
Make a book and a movie
Oh well, When in Rome
(jll112)
Katniss and Peeta
compete in the Hunger Games:
winner gets to live.
(passion4reading)

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