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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

by Suzanne Collins

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?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...

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

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 steps forward to take her sister’s place 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.

If she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Hardcover - 374 pages - in English - $18.99
ISBN: 0439023483 (ISBN13: 9780439023481)
Published Oct 31, 2008 by Scholastic Press
First published 2008

why I requested this book

My students love dystopian novels, but we are missing this popular new series!

My students love dystopian novels, but we are missing this popular new series!

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I teach 7th and 8th grade readers' workshop where our students read for at least 30 minutes each day. My students come from a wide variety of cultural...

I teach 7th and 8th grade readers' workshop where our students read for at least 30 minutes each day. My students come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and income levels with diverse interests and reading levels.

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