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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a science fiction story, about an annual event between two districts that requires two participants to fight to the death in a televised battle.
Summary Of The Book
The Hunger Games is narrated by the protagonist of the story, Katniss Everdeen. The story unfolds in the district of Panem, during the post-apocalyptic period. The district has a time-honoured tradition called the Hunger games. Two participants (a girl and a boy) are chosen via a lottery system from each district, to fight until death, in an area filled with forests, lakes, and mountain ranges.
When her sister Primrose is chosen to participate in the game, Katniss adamantly volunteers to go in her place. The male competitor from District 12 is Peeta, the baker’s son. Both participants are taken to an area called the Capitol. The Capitol is a harsh and cruel place. They keep all the districts on edge by forcing them to send a girl and boy, between the ages of 12 to 18, to fight in the Hunger games. Once the contestants reach the Capitol, their coach Haymitch Abernathy, his assistant Effie, and their designer Cinna, work together to create a strategy for both players to enact in the battlefield. Katniss and Peeta have to behave like star-crossed lovers who couldn’t stand to inflict pain on each other. The goal is to create a memorable impression and gather extra sponsorship.
After weeks of preparation, Peeta and Katniss enter the Arena to fight. Here, it is important to remain alive, but Katniss can not bear the thought of killing tributes and becoming a murderer. How can the star-crossed lovers defy the Capitol and still stay alive? In the end, both have to fight to stay alive, but will the Capitol ever agree to two victors instead of one?
The publication of The Hunger Games has met with resounding success. In 2008, it was named as the “Best Books of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. The New York Times awarded it the “Notable Children’s Book of 2008”. In 2012, a movie based on the book was released, grossing over $152 million in the first week.
About Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins is a bestselling author, and television script writer, who hails from Hartford, Connecticut. She has authored numerous books in the science fiction and children’s literature genre. Some of these titles are Catching Fire, The Underland Chronicles, When Charlie McButton Lost Power, and Mockingjay.
Collins earned a double major in Telecommunications and Drama from Indiana University. Her writing career began in 1991 when she wrote for television shows and worked for Nickelodeon. After a meeting with acclaimed children’s book author James Proimos, Collins wrote Gregor The Overlander, which became a New York Times Bestseller. Due to the huge success of her The Hunger Games, Time magazine named her as the most influential people in 2010. Collins, her husband, and their two children, reside in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
|Number of Pages||384 Pages|
|Series & Set Details|
|Series Name||The Hunger Games|
|Authored By||Suzanne Collins|
|Age Group||PRIMARY SCHOOL|
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Jul 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
Gripping till the very end!
May 8, 2015
good book for lovers of fantasy
Apr 14, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
One of the best of all time
Feb 10, 2012
Contrived, silly and sophomoric - a real page turner.It's actually my fault that I didn't do enough research on the book before ordering it. Had I done that, I would've known that despite its dark, Orwellian, Battle Royale-like plot, it's a young adult novel written for a target audience comprising Twilight-loving, Teen Choice Award-voting pre-teens yuppies. The end result is a contrived, pseudo-gritty novel with the potential of a 1984 but the writing style and substance of a Twilight or Princess Diaries.
Feb 6, 2012
Extraordinary book of an extraordinary girl.Plot (5 out of 5): the story just pulls you into a world where hope and strong will is very hard to nourish. it makes you bitter yet surprisingly you cannot wait to know what happens further.
May 2, 2012
A typical adventure that has nothing greatFirstly, the book is about a girl who fights for her life with similar opponents in a framed arena, referred as The Hunger Games, initiated by a tyrannical dictatorship in a city called "Capitol" as an act of forbidding the citizens to stir a rebellion.
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Sep 6, 2011
ExcellentThe hunger Games is one of the most exhilarate books i have ever read.It's bind you in the elusive dystopian world of panem which in the past is known as North America.
Aug 16, 2012
Thrilling, exciting and kinda well thought outWhen i picked out this book from a library i thought to myself,
Jan 12, 2012
Unputdownable tale of woe and hopeThe book opens on a bleak note, and it sets down the tone for the rest of the pages. And when you feel that there's absolutely no hope to clutch to, something miraculous happens.
May 10, 2014
a must read book for suspense lovers !!!Like i mentioned"THE HUNGER GAMES" is a novel filled with tones of suspense, action , emotions which give the story a new twist in every single page !! I had a great experience reading it ....... and i could not wait until i got the second book "THE CATCHING FIRE" and eventually "MOCKING JAY". although it's possible you might get bored at certain places, but the curiosity of what will happen next will glue you to the book !!! simply it's just an amazing trilogy !!
Jun 27, 2012
A good ReadEven though the book has a slow build-up, the suspense created initially about the different characters is beautifully maintained throughout leaving the readers gasping for breath with every turn of the page. The description allows the user to have a good video streaming in his/her head in sync with the content. Once plunged into the world of Hunger-Games, it is difficult to get yourself out without finishing the book.
Jun 14, 2012
fansinating readthere was a lot of excitement related to hunger games and I decided to buy this book. It was a great read full of twists , tension and happiness. It's a diffrent story line and something to read after the harry potters and eragons are over. But only one flaw was the cheesy romance placed at the ending of the book made it merely boring and weird. except for that a brilliant reAD!
Jun 3, 2012
Excellent quality with a mediocre story ..This is the 1st book which I bought in flipkart with such bold letters. Pleasing to the eye when I read. As usual Flipkart delivery was superb. Just 2 days after the order. Story wise it was just okay. It was good in parts but overall not as absorbing as I had expected..