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The Hunger Games (Paperback)

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Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . .

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.


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ISBN 9780439023528
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Format Paperback
Pages 374
Publisher Date 2010-07-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Scholastic Pr
Copyright Year 2009
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.75 lb
Language English
Series Name The Hunger Games
Series Volume Number 1
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Young adult
Authors Collins, Suzanne

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