The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition (The Hunger Games #1)

 
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The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition (The Hunger Games #1)
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12+
Release Date
February 07, 2012
ISBN
0545425115
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The New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games, with an all-new cover from the major motion picture!The astonishing bestseller is now a fantastic movie. Here is the original novel with new movie artwork on the cover. (Original cover version also available.)

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 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.

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My first ever YA Dystopian
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The characters, the arena, the politics, the strategy, the emotions.. all of it is so meticulously designed that it thrusts you right into the heart of things and you become preoccupied with the characters and events as if you were going throgh them yourself.

it was the perfect start to the year.

The story, told in the first person narrative of Katniss Everdennn, a 17 year old from a world where children are forced to hunt and gather food on a daily basis or starve

where no one is allowed past their own district limits. Unless they're being led off the Hunger Games, of course

An event with a political message that the Capitol of Panem uses to scare all 12 districts into submission through pitting 24 of their children against each other in a struggle for survival. The last one alive wins a life of sustenance and apprehensive glory.


In a haunting echo of George Orwell's 1984, Suzanne Chollins manages to represent a future world that's cold and unforgiving. In fact, the similarities between the two novels are numerous:

- The people of district twelve and others are not allowed to venture outside their own limits or know anything about the life of their neighbors in other districts. Obviously this policy is adopted to discourage a second rebellion.

- Food is a precious commodity, so much that one must catch it him/herself if they expect to survive

-People keeling over from the starvation is a common event, however, starvation is never the declared cause of death

-Trespassers and enemies of the state are shot/whipped without any trials
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