The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) (edition 2009)
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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)
|Title:||The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1)|
|Authors:||Suzanne Collins (Author)|
|Info:||Scholastic Press (2009), Edition: Reprint, 386 pages|
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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.
5510The Giver by Lois Lowry (writecathy)
5311Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (elephantshoe, TheDivineOomba, notemily, electronicmemory)
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notemily: A similar oppressive government, with a mysterious place "outside" the dystopia that may or may not exist.
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readr: Both stories feature a young woman fighting to survive in a brutal situation.
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182The 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.
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Happy hunger games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
For James Proimos
When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
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."
Koutkem oka vidím, jak mi Peeta podává ruku. Nejistě se na něj dívám. „Ještě jednou? Pro diváky?“ říká. Nemluví rozzlobeně. Jeho hlas zní prázdně, což je horší. Chlapec s chlebem už se mi vzdaluje.(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Beru jeho ruku do své, pevně se ho držím a připravuji se na kamery. Hrozím se chvíle, kdy ho konečně budu muset pustit.
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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.
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Against nature and young foes
Arena death match
You love your neighbor
Unless your life is at stake
In that case.... they die!
Death of young children
Make a book and a movie
Oh well, When in Rome
Katniss and Peeta
compete in the Hunger Games:
winner gets to live.
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English (North America) American fiction 21st Century