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The Hunger Games  (USA Edition) : The Hunger Games Trilogy : Book 1 - Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (USA Edition)

The Hunger Games Trilogy : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 3rd July 2010
For Ages: 12+ years old
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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 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.

About the Author

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles.

At present, Suzanne is hard at work on the third book in her sci-fi series, The Hunger Games.

She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

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    4.0

    Fantastic read

    By 123lissaw

    from Gold Coast

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        Comments about The Hunger Games (USA Edition):

        This book sets up the series well and all 3 books are well worth anyones time to read extremely enjoyable. I missed all the charactors when I was finished the trilogy.

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        5.0

        a good change

        By Horas

        from Perth, Aus

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Inspirational
        • Original

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

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        • Teenagers
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        Comments about The Hunger Games (USA Edition):

        this book is one that has been placed in the future, and rather skillfully. it has objects, weapons and equipment from way before us, yet advanced technology that is completely beyond us.

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        5.0

        AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!

        By Super Student

        from Warrnambool

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        Pros

        • Amazing
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Hard to put down
        • Well Written

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          • for everyone
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          Comments about The Hunger Games (USA Edition):

          Fantastic book! Was so hard to put the book down once I started reading it. Well written and perfect for a young reader all the way up to the advanced and older readers. Will be reading this book and the others in the series over and over (:

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          5.0

          First part of an absolutely epic series!

          By HB

          from Adelaide

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          Pros

          • Brutal
          • Inspirational
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • Too short

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          Comments about The Hunger Games (USA Edition):

          This is a fantastic book in itself and forms part of an unforgettable trilogy, my only complaint is that I couldn't learn more about Katniss and co. from the author.
          Loved the transitional morality of the characters and the portrayal of good an evil.
          The movie was good, the book was so much better!

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          ISBN: 9780439023528
          ISBN-10: 0439023521
          Series: Hunger Games
          Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
          For Ages: 12+ years old
          For Grades: 7+
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 374
          Published: 3rd July 2010
          Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.3
          Weight (kg): 0.32

          Suzanne Collins

          Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days, and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

          While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

          Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles.

          Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, is an international bestseller.

          At present, Suzanne is at work on a picture book with James Proimos.

          She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

          Visit Suzanne Collins's Booktopia Author Page