The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

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I fell in love.
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love it
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I love the characters and the way it was writen
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Holy Awesome Book, Batman!
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Reader reviewed by Chey

I absolutely could not put this book down. I ended up reading it in one sitting because it was that good! Its unique, heartwrenching and interestingly morbid. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time fearing for Katniss' life. I smiled and even cried reading this one. The Hunger Games is one of the most unique books I've ever read and I recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a bit of gore and murder!
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Hungry for More
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Reader reviewed by Hillary

Katniss Everdeen is a hunter. With her bow and arrow, she can do nearly anything. This has been helpful, living in District Twelve of Panem, a new country where the United States of America once stood. Though it's illegal, Katniss hunts animals, collects plants, and sells it at the Hub to get money and food to support her family. But when she volunteers to participate in the Hunger Games in the place of someone she loves, she's off to fight 23 other tribunes to the death. The only one who can help her is the constantly drunk Haymitch who was the last person to win the games from District 12. Can she survive the Hunger Games?

The very first thing I thought when reading this book was, "Oh! It's like The Lottery and The Most Dangerous Game in one!" You know, the whole you get your name drawn and something bad happens to you plus man hunting man. (9th grade English...yeah, I payed attention.) Also, I saw a few similarities to Julius Ceaser, which I'm currently reading in school, like the fact that Flavius was a name in both and they both use the word tribune....okay, not really but look, I made a connection! And I also thought it was very Uglies by Scott Westerfeld with the whole futuristic world and evil government we have to conquer thing.

Truthfully, the majority of the reason I decided to read this book was based on the suggestion by Stephenie Meyer. I trust her opinion completely. And I was not disappointed. I even skipped practicing my Clarinet to finish reading it because I knew that if I didn't I wouldn't be able to thing of anything else.

Writing? Excellent. Characters? Amazing. Speaking of characters, the names are awesomely futuristic and unique. Glimmer? Cato? Yeah, I'm jealous. Especially Peeta. Oh, how I love his name. It's like Peter but with an abnormally enlarged coolness gland. Ah-may-zing. Plot? Freaking godly. I am forcing people to read this book.

I can not wait for the second book, which is called Chasing Fire. It comes out in September 2009. It will most likely be a trilogy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a pulse...and vampires...because it's the most amazing book I've ever read (well, along Twilight...).
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Got To Read!
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Reader reviewed by Carly

If you have not yet read this book....go and buy it NOW!! This is easily one of the best books I have ever read and I don't say that about any book. It keeps you captivated and riveted until the very last words. It is a mix between adventure and just enough romance. This book will have you flipping pages faster than you ever have before.
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I'm hungry for more!
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Brilliantly creative dystopian novel about Katniss Everdeen, a poor teenager who dives into a deadly gladiator event operated by the oppressive government. Romance is intertwined w/ plenty of white-knuckle action. It's one of those books that makes you need to immediately read the second installment (Catching Fire) after finishing it!
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Intense plot, gripping action/suspense, great momentum

Characters are well developed and have good depth
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Deadly Futuristic Game
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Reader reviewed by Amy

Set in the future two teens from each "division" are selected to participate in The Hunger Games annually.  Rules are only one teen comes out alive in this game.  Take a trip into the Hunger Game and participate in all the deadly action sure to keep you flipping pages.  Who wins?  Read to find out!
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hunger games
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Reader reviewed by kenz

The Hunger Games is a thrilling, adventurous book about a 17 year old girl

named Katniss Everdeen. Katniss lives with her mom and sister Primrose, in a place

called District 12. There are 13 districts and they are all within a place called Panem.

The capitol is where the president lives. Each district has its own mayor and they each

produce something important to the capitol. 12 produces coal and district 13 produced

nuclear weapons. A long time ago district 13 started a rebellion against the capitol, but

they ended up getting destroyed... district 13 no longer exists. Now every district

celebrates the annual hunger games, a battle to death between 24 tributes to remind

everyone of the rebellion and what can happen if you disobey the capitol. There are

two tributes from each of the 12 districts, a boy and a girl, between the ages of 12 and

17, your name gets taken out of the drawing when you are 18. Prim is now old enough

to enter the Hunger games and since her name is only entered once, all odds are in her

favor. But, during the ceremony, Prims name gets called along with a boy named

Peeta, and Katniss volunteers to take her place. She then promises Prim she will win.



In an epic adventure filled with romance and sorrow, i found this book to be

absolutely AMAZING. From the setting and plot down to the dialogue, everything was perfect. This book is great for any gender boy or girl because its filled with violence and mushy romance. I found its so good i ended up reading all three books within 2 days! I wouldnt suggest this book for anyone under ninth grade, maybe eighth, because it is a bit hard to follow sometimes, but definitely the best book for teens. There was also a good meaning behind the story. What i got out of it was that you need to have faith and stand up for yourself. If someone is treating you unfairly or threatening you, stand up to them. Katniss is a brilliant character and I think a lot of teens will be able to relate well to her. Everyone expects Katniss to be this brilliant rebel but she doesnt really believe in herself. A lot of teens out there feel the same way... like they dont have the confidence, but as Katniss finds it within herself, others can too. I read all three books cover to cover without stopping, I suggest you pick up this book and read it.



As I said before, readers my age will absolutely love this book. I can honestly say it was the best book I have ever read, and i didnt expect it to outdo twilight but it did! I would like to suggest to start reading all three books because there is a movie coming out soon which should be exciting because even if you dont like reading, you can at least watch the book. But seriously, read read read ! I guarantee you will love it.
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Love!
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WOW! I seriously couldn't put this book down. It is refreshingly, new. That is why I loved it so much!
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Outstanding!
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Reader reviewed by Chantele

When I first got this book from the library and read the front flap of
the cover, I was really hesitant to read it. The thought of kids
killing each other made me want to take it back. However, I read some
spoiler free reviews of the book, and decided to try it out.
Wow.
That is about the only word that comes to mind. This book makes you
think. The main character, Katniss, is believable, emotional, real, and
determined to go out fighting if it comes to it. The book was intense,
and kept my attention. It had plenty of twists and turns, and I really
could not put it down. I was amazed at how the author projected reality
t.v. in the setting of the book. It had come down to watching people
kill each other, and the audience loved it! What would happen if the
world was really like that? I loved that the main character did not
appreciate anything the audience liked, or the fact that the Hunger
Games even existed.
It was interesting to see her change
throughout the book though. She cared about people, and constantly put
her own life in danger to help someone else. There were a few laughs in
the book, and I actually had tears at one point. Honestly it is really
hard for me to cry over a book, but the writing was beautiful, and the
scene so emotional.
Younger people might have a hard time with this
book. There are deaths. You know there will be from reading the inside
cover. I do think the author wrote about the deaths in a tasteful way.
Not too gory, and really, there was not a lot of detail, which was
good, but it might shock people still.
Overall, I thought this book
was excellent, romantic, crazy, and disturbing. That about sums it up!
I loved it, and I can't wait to read the sequel. Also, for the record,
I am rooting for Peeta!;)

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an amazing story
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Reader reviewed by tay

this book is about katniss everdeen who lives in district 12 of panem the future of North America. once a year each of the 12 districts has to send one boy and one girl tribute between the ages of 12 and 18 to compete in the hunger games.A fight to the death in an arena where they have to use the elements to survive.the rules are simple the last tribute alive is the winner. When Katniss finds herself as a tribute she must do everything she can to win.
I thought this bookwas amazing. even though the hunger games do not exist I felt like i could relate tothe characters and thier feelings.i would recommend this book to anyone who is ready for an adventure and i cant wait for the sequel.
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