The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne CollinsCould you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you dont live to see the morning?
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, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district 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.
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
The Hunger Games Book 1 by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
It is written in the voice of year-old Katniss Everdeen , who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol , a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The book received critical acclaim from major reviewers and authors. It was praised for its plot and character development. In writing The Hunger Games , Collins drew upon Greek mythology , Roman gladiatorial games, and contemporary reality television for thematic content. It has since been released in paperback and also as an audiobook and ebook.
When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. She must have had baddreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping. I prop myself up on one elbow. In sleep, my mother looks younger, still worn but notso beaten-down.
The hunger games is a novel that unfolds in Panem, an apocalyptic world. The story is centered on a year-old girl, Katniss Everdeen and her struggle for survival in dystopia. Each year, as a punishment for the failed rebellion by District 13, the 12 Panem Districts are forced to pay tribute to the ruthless Capitol regime. The story begins on the day of reaping at District A day that each district is required to offer two tributes, a boy and a girl aged 12 to 18 years to participate in the games. This was going to be the 74 th hunger games. What follows is a series of events that will put Katniss in the spotlight both as a source of hope for the oppressed and as an enemy of the Capitol.
District 12's black market is called what?
First time - when Katniss volunteers for Prim and people salute her. It felt so real. It wouldn't even be a choice. Just like it wasn't for Katniss. Oh Rue
The Hunger Games is a young-adult, dystopian novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, In the novel, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the ruthless Capitol randomly selects one boy and one girl, each between the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the twelve districts , pitting them against each other in a game of survival where they are forced to fight one another to the death. The victor then wins a new house for themselves and their families in their district, along with food, fame, and wealth. 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.
The Hunger Games begins on the day of the reaping in District As Katniss makes her way from her home to the Meadow and, finally, to the woods, where people of the district are forbidden to go, we learn about Katniss' life in the impoverished part of her district, the Seam, and her family. She thinks about her sister Prim , who is 4 years younger, and her mother, both of whom have depended upon Katniss for survival ever since Katniss' father died in a mine explosion when she was The reaping is a nerve-wracking time because it determines which boy and girl, ages 12 to 18, will serve as the district's tributes in the Hunger Games. Two tributes are drawn in each of the 12 districts, and those tributes are sent to an arena where they fight until only one tribute remains alive. The victor gets to return home, and the victor's district is showered with gifts — namely food.