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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) (edition 2008)

by Suzanne Collins

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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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Title:The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1)
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
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Tags:Own, Adventure, Read in 2010, Read in 2011, Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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    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.
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    The Giver by Lois Lowry (writecathy)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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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 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.
  Gmomaj | Oct 18, 2019 |
Eindelijk weer eens een lekker simpel te lezen boek. Geen hoogdravende proza of ingewikkeldheden.

Je kan je niet voorstellen dat de mensen in Capitool zo bloeddorstig zijn, dat ze een 'spel' willen zien, waarin 24 kinderen in de leeftijd tussen 12 en 18 jaar al moordend proberen te overleven en als winnaar over te blijven.

En toch is dat wat er ieder jaar weer gebeurt. Uit ieder district worden twee kinderen gekozen (een jongen en een meisje), dat 'boete' moet doen voor de opstand die meer dan 70 jaar geleden plaats vond.

Een aanrader voor iedereen die van Young Adult houdt. Genoten van het verhaal, de personages en de omgeving waarin het verhaal zich afspeelt. ( )
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
This is my new favorite book. Why did I wait so long to read it? I wanted to skip everything and keep reading and now I'm contemplating what it'll take to find the next two so I can keep the story going. ( )
  AnnaHernandez | Oct 17, 2019 |
"The Hunger Games" is a fantastic read! It is full of adventure, romance, and excitement. Many different readers can relate to Katniss. She is brave, humorous, smart, and a survivor. She stands up for what she believes in. Katniss steps up and fights in the Hunger Games so her sister does not have to. All odds are against her, but her perseverance, dedication, loyalty, and smarts helps her to become a contestant to beat. Will she win the games? Who will she chose - Peeta or Gale? ( )
  megan00233 | Oct 16, 2019 |
Even knowing how everything turns out (the movie's mind-bogglingly faithful, it turns out), this is a truly excellent read, and a page turner like few other books I've read. The first person narrative is elegant and immersive, and for once there's a teenage point of view that doesn't annoy me at all. If anything, Katniss is continually impressive with her astute observations and highly cynical (sometimes perhaps too cynical, often just cynical enough) view of the world and people around her, and rooting for her is both easy and inevitable. Warmly recommended. ( )
  LokiAesir | Oct 10, 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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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
(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)

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