The Hunger Games

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During the annual running of the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen takes the place of her sister, Prim, to fight for her survival for the entertainment of the citizens of her country.  Unfortunately, as the stakes continue to rise, it seems that the odds for her making it through the Games are not in her favor.

Rebels within the Capitol’s infrastructure have intercepted this transmission and passed it along to us. As you can see, President Snow has already isolated Katniss as a potential threat to the security of Panem.   It appears, however, that he has requested the censoring of documents concerning the “Girl on Fire.”  Experts are working to decipher what Snow desires to keep confidential.

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Memorable Quotes:

District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 6
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor! Effie Trinket, p. 19
You here to finish me off, sweetheart? Peeta Mellark, p 252

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Facts:

  • Hardcover: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press, October 1, 2008
  • First Paperback Printing, July 1, 2010

Reviews:

  • “Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced.” — John Green, New York Times Book Review
  • “A plot-driven blend of suspense, science fiction, and romance.” — USA Today
  • “Enthralling, imaginative and creepy.” — Los Angeles Times
  • “{A} superb tale” — Booklist, starred review
  • “Readers will wait eagerly to learn more.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review