The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
science fiction > dystopia, young adult
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) - Suzanne Collins8.78

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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, 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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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Release date: September 2008
Genres: science fictiondystopia, young adult
Tags: movie
Average rating: 8.78/10
Total ratings: 856
Updated: August 20, 2021

The Hunger Games :: Series

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes7.42
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)8.78
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)8.40
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)8.10


7/10 |
July 20, 2015
Much to my surprise a very enjoyable read.