HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
Loading...

The Hunger Games (Book 1) (edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
46,567315816 (4.35)2 / 2359
Member:nohrt4me2
Title:The Hunger Games (Book 1)
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  1. 8112
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (ekissel)
  2. 522
    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. 354
    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. 4515
    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. 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.
  9. 301
    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.
  10. 349
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (TheDivineOomba)
  11. 295
    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. 100
    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.
  19. 2212
    1984 by George Orwell (GabbyReElle)
  20. 101
    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Anonymous user, aliklein, lottpoet)
    Anonymous user: Its just plain amazingly written

(see all 98 recommendations)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

English (3,104)  Spanish (25)  Dutch (19)  German (15)  French (7)  Italian (6)  Finnish (3)  Portuguese (Portugal) (3)  Catalan (3)  Norwegian (2)  Danish (2)  Latin (1)  Hungarian (1)  Aragonese Spanish (1)  Swedish (1)  All languages (3,193)
Showing 1-5 of 3104 (next | show all)
It was great! For me, it lived up to all the hype. (Something The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, having read the intro and the first chapter, so far has not.) A total page-turner, awesome world-building, and great, believable strong female main character.

Because there are two more in the series and I want to savour them and not have them all run together like, say, the Sookie Stackhouse books, or the Golden Compass trilogy, or most of Kurt Vonnegut's stuff (it happens when I read a bunch of books back-to-back by the same author). So I'm going to read another book in between the two as a "palate cleanser". ( )
  xiaomarlo | Apr 17, 2019 |
loved it! ( )
  Feseven78 | Apr 17, 2019 |
This book starts out with Katniss and Prim preparing for their first reaping ceremony, which is how the tributes for the Hunger games get selected. When Katniss’s sister Prim gets selected Katniss decides to volunteer as tribute for her sister. The other person selected from district 12 was Peeta. While on the train going to the Capitol for the Hunger Games Katniss and Peeta learn about sponsors and try to clean and fix up Haymitch so he can actually send them gifts and stuff during the Hunger games. When Katniss and Peeta get to the Capitol all the tributes from the districts are being announced and Katniss’s dress that she wears lights on fire and burns up into another dress which results in her nickname; The Girl on Fire. The next night all the tributes have one chance to show the gamemakers and other tributes how good they are so they can get allies, and know who to target and who to not. However when the gamemakers aren’t paying attention Katniss changes her target and shoots her arrow at the gamemakers instead to make them pay attention and ends up being the first person to get a 12 as his or her score which is the best score you can get.
Later the games begin and lots of people quickly die and Katniss quickly makes allies with a girl named Rue. They then decide to attack the group of people killing everyone else which works and kills them but also kills Rue who Katniss deeply cares about as Rue reminds Katniss of her own sister Prim.Later in the games after almost everyone else is dead Katniss finds Peeta wounded badly disguised as rocks. Katniss helps Peeta back to his health with help from Haymitch. Katniss and Peeta then realize that soon one of them will have to kill the other however neither of them want to kill the other so they make a plan to eat nightlock berries and die at the same time. When they go to do this though all the other tributes have been turned into wild dogs so Katniss and Peeta tried to fight them off while they could but then decided to eat the berries. The gamemakers needed a winner though so decided to end the Hunger Games with both of them as winners.
I liked this book and if you want to read it I would definitely recommend reading it especially if you like books about the future and other stuff like that. This was my second time reading this book. I’m going to be rating this book with 5 stars. However if you can’t handle books about blood and killing I don’t think this would be a good book for you to read. ( )
  LiliaP.G1 | Apr 2, 2019 |
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, of District 12, is the main character of the story. Each year, as punishment for the now demolished District 13's attempted rebellion, two children in each district are chosen by lottery to fight each other to the death in an arena. The event is called the Hunger Games and is televised for everyone in the Capitol to see; the winning tribute is given food and a life of ease for themselves and their families, along with presents of food and resources for their district. Katniss ends up volunteering for the role of tribute to the Games after her little sister Prim is drawn in the lottery. Peeta, a baker's son that Katniss knows through school,(and he saved her life) is also drawn to fight in the Games. Katniss and Peeta are whisked away to the Capitol to fight other children in the artificial landscape created for the arena. In a twist of events, it is revealed that Peeta is in love with Katniss, as is Gale, a boy back in District 12 whom Katniss hunted with regularly. The love triangle gives added interest to the story line and to the Games themselves as Katniss and all the other tributes fight for their lives.

You should read the hunger games because Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, of District 12, is the main character of the story. Each year, as punishment for the now demolished District 13's attempted rebellion, two children in each district are chosen by lottery to fight each other to the death in an arena. The event is called the Hunger Games and is televised for everyone in the Capitol to see; the winning tribute is given food and a life of ease for themselves and their families, along with presents of food and resources for their district. Katniss ends up volunteering for the role of tribute to the Games after her little sister Prim is drawn in the lottery. Peeta, a baker's son that Katniss knows through school, is also drawn to fight in the Games. Katniss and Peeta are whisked away to the Capitol to fight other children in the artificial landscape created for the arena. In a twist of events, it is revealed that Peeta is in love with Katniss, as is Gale, a boy back in District 12 whom Katniss hunted with regularly. The love triangle gives added interest to the story line and to the Games themselves as Katniss and all the other tributes fight for their lives. ( )
  JaynaP.B4 | Mar 27, 2019 |
In this Book Hunger games the Mocking jay starts out in Sector 12 with a character named Katniss who's sister gets called up for Hunger games a once a year event that is based on the last man/women standing. Her sister gets chosen to fight but since she is worried about her she takes her place in the hunger games. When Katniss arrives and the games starts with other players from around she notices Peeta a friend from sector 12 and when the game starts she runs from everybody and meets Rue they successfully survive until Rue is stabbed by a foe. Katniss barries the young child with flowers and carries on runs into Peeta who has an injury on his leg . The Announcer talks about medical drop but Peeta doesn't want her to risk it so she knocks him out with a medicine Heymitch gave her and successfully healed Peeta.
Meanwhile there is only one other survivor beside Katniss and Peeta. All the water has went dry and they journey to the only water source the lake (which Cato the last survivor goes to as well). When they arrive they see Cato which is running away from monsters which are the people that died in the hunger games. The Monsters kill Cato and Katniss and Peeta refuse to kill themselves so they get poisonous berries and just as they are about to eat them the announcer states they both win.
  HunterT.B4 | Mar 27, 2019 |
Showing 1-5 of 3104 (next | show all)
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'*.
added by ARThurNOIRKE | editBiblion, C. la Roi
 

» Add other authors (16 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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
Paracchini, FabioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisi, Elizabeth B.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Totth, BenedekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Happy hunger games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Dedication
For James Proimos
First words
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.
Quotations
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."
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Book description
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.
Haiku summary
Children selected
Against nature and young foes
Arena death match
(conceptDawg)
You love your neighbor
Unless your life is at stake
In that case.... they die!
(jll112)
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)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:49 -0400)

(see all 10 descriptions)

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)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 17 descriptions

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Suzanne Collins's book The Hunger Games was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.35)
0.5 13
1 92
1.5 17
2 298
2.5 81
3 1637
3.5 496
4 5221
4.5 1011
5 8552

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,180,016 books! | Top bar: Always visible