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
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 Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The novels have all been developed into films starring Jennifer Lawrence , with the film adaptation of Mockingjay split into two parts. The first two books in the series were both New York Times best sellers , and Mockingjay topped all US bestseller lists upon its release. The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in Panem , a North American country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children from the districts are selected via lottery to participate in a compulsory televised battle royale death match called The Hunger Games. The novels were all well received.
From the SparkNotes Blog
Now, nearly four years after the release of the fourth and final Hunger Games movie, Collins has announced that she is returning to her fictional world of Panem in a new prequel novel. As one of the first hugely popular dystopian series that have taken the world by storm in the past decade, The Hunger Games has made an undeniable mark on young adult fiction. The new Hunger Games book will center on the reconstruction period known as the Dark Days that took place following the First Rebellion , the civil war that was fought between the districts and the Capitol 75 years prior to the start of The Hunger Games trilogy.
Katniss Everdeen wakes up on the day of the reaping, when the tributes are chosen who will take part in the Hunger Games. Her mother and little sister, Prim, sleep nearby. Her father died in a mine explosion years earlier. She goes hunting in the woods outside her district, District 12, with Gale, her best friend. That night, at the reaping ceremony, the mayor gives a speech describing how the governments of North America collapsed and the country of Panem rose up in their place. A war ensued between the Capitol and the districts.
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.