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From Book 1: This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) . half way through the second book, but those same questions are a moot point with Mockingjay. The book is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, then Mockingjay. In the novel, the Hunger In the first book of the series, she is only twelve, and against the odds, she is chosen. She owns a goat. The Hunger Games trilogy is a young-adult science-fiction thriller series written Released September 1, , Catching Fire is the second book in the trilogy. Released August 24, , Mockingjay is the third and final book in the trilogy.


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The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The series is set in The Hunger Games universe, and follows young Katniss Everdeen. The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games (), Catching Fire (), and Mockingjay (). The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. The novel is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire . Games trilogy; it is followed by sequels Catching Fire () and Mockingjay Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight series) endorsed the book on her. or get knocked out by other means. Only one can survive. Also see: The Hunger Games Companion books. Series also known as: * Die Tribute von Panem.

The Hunger Games is a young-adult, dystopian novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, In the novel, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the ruthless Capitol randomly selects one boy and one girl, each between the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the twelve districts , pitting them against each other in a game of survival where they are forced to fight one another to the death. The victor then wins a new house for themselves and their families in their district, along with food, fame, and wealth. 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. But Katniss has been close to death before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.

Katniss disregards Haymitch's earlier advice to flee immediately and nearly dies, but uses her well-practiced hunting and survival skills to hide in the woods. After a few days, an artificial fire drives Katniss toward the others.

She is spotted and treed by the "Careers" tributes and Peeta, who seems to have allied with them. Their venom kills one of the careers and drives the others away, but Katniss is stung and begins hallucinating.

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Peeta returns, but instead of killing her, tells her to run away. Katniss later forms an alliance with Rue, but Rue is fatally wounded by another tribute while Katniss destroys the careers' supplies. Katniss kills Rue's killer with an arrow, and accompanies Rue as she dies and spreads flowers over the body to show her defiance against the Capitol. In gratitude, Rue's district sends Katniss a loaf of bread.

A rule change is announced, allowing the tributes from the same district to win as a pair. Katniss finds and nurses a wounded Peeta who later revealed that he formed an alliance with the careers to protect Katniss , acting the part of a girl in love to gain gifts.

When the Gamemakers send a delivery of what each contestant needs most, Katniss risks her life to obtain medicine for Peeta. She is intercepted by a career tribute Clove, who gloats over Rue's death and tries to kill Katniss, but is killed by Thresh, the male District 11 tribute, who spares Katniss for Rue's sake. The medicine saves Peeta's life, and they both spend time hunting and collecting food.

Katniss and Peeta become the last two survivors, but the Gamemakers revoke the rule change to force one to kill the other for a dramatic finale.

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In defiance, Katniss prepares to consume the poisonous "nightlock" berries with Peeta. Realizing they intend to commit suicide so that there will not be a victor for the games, the Gamemakers declare Katniss and Peeta the victors.

In an interview with Collins, it was noted that the novel "tackles issues like severe poverty , starvation, oppression, and the effects of war among others. Katniss needs to hunt to provide food for her family, resulting in the development of skills that are useful to her in the Games such as her proficiency with the bow and arrow , and represents her rejection of the Capitol's rules in the face of life-threatening situations.

The choices the characters make and the strategies they use are often morally complex. The tributes build a personality they want the audience to see throughout the Games. Miller writes:. A brutal social hierarchy prevails, with the rich, the good-looking, and the athletic lording their advantages over everyone else. To survive you have to be totally fake. Adults don't seem to understand how high the stakes are; your whole life could be over, and they act like it's just some "phase"!

Everyone's always watching you, scrutinizing your clothes or your friends and obsessing over whether you're having sex or taking drugs or getting good enough grades, but no one cares who you really are or how you really feel about anything. Donald Brake from The Washington Times and pastor Andy Langford state that the story has Christian themes, such as that of self-sacrifice , which is found in Katniss' substitution for her younger sister, analogous to the sacrifice of Jesus as a substitute for the atonement of sins.

After writing the novel, Collins signed a six-figure deal for three books with Scholastic. The novel is the first in The Hunger Games trilogy ; it is followed by sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay In March , during the time of The Hunger Games film's release, Scholastic reported 26 million Hunger Games trilogy books in print, including movie tie-in books.

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Suzanne Collins is the first children's or young adult author to sell over one million site Kindle ebooks, making her the sixth author to join the "Kindle Million Club". An audiobook version of The Hunger Games was released in December Read by the actress Carolyn McCormick , it has a total running time of eleven hours and fourteen minutes.

However, she may rely too much on the strength of the prose without providing the drama young adult listeners often enjoy. The Tim O'Brien -designed cover features a gold " mockingjay " — a fictional bird in The Hunger Games born by crossbreeding female mockingbirds and genetically engineered male " jabberjays " — with an arrow engraved in a circle. The bird is connected to the ring only by its wing tips.

The Hunger Games has received critical acclaim. In a review for The New York Times , John Green wrote that the novel was "brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced", and that "the considerable strength of the novel comes in Collins's convincingly detailed world-building and her memorably complex and fascinating heroine. He gave the book a B grade. The Hunger Games is amazing. The Hunger Games received many awards and honors.

At that point, it was mentioned to me, and I asked my editor if I should read it. He said: Just continue with what you're doing'. In March , Lions Gate Entertainment entered into a co-production agreement for The Hunger Games with Nina Jacobson 's production company Color Force, which had acquired worldwide distribution rights to the novel a few weeks earlier.

Twenty-year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence was chosen to play Katniss Everdeen. Catching Fire , based on the second novel in the series, was released the following year on November 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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December 3, Retrieved January 1, Chapter Books: Sunday, November 2, ". The New York Times. November 2, Retrieved December 30, Rue — The tribute from District Small and bird-like, she is largely underestimated in the games, but her knowledge of trees and how to hide keeps her alive longer than expected. She also reminds Katniss of Prim. She warns Katniss about the tracker jacker beehive, muttations that were once set out by the Capitol to help destroy the rebellion.

Unfortunately, Rue was killed by the boy tribute from District 1, Marvel, who had thrown a spear into her stomach.

Katniss sang Rue to sleep, and then death. After Rue closed her eyes and the cannon was fired, Katniss gathered flowers and covered Rue with them, showing the Gamemakers that she was 'more than just a piece in the games'. She also sang a song that she had learned, from her father. Throughout the books, Katniss mentions Rue on numerous accounts. Katniss had a special connection to Rue because she reminded Katniss of her beloved sister Prim.

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Cato — The brutal District 2 male tribute. Described as a "ruthless killing machine," he is extremely strong and was the most likely choice of a winner. He, Katniss, and Peeta were the last three tributes to face the mutated wolf-like creatures resembling the deceased tributes. Cato had been weakened by the muttations.

Katniss and Peeta hid on top of the Cornucopia for one last night in the arena waiting for the cannon signaling Cato's death, but it didn't come. At last, he emerged as a "raw hunk of meat. Clove — The dangerous female tribute from District 2. She is proficient in knife throwing, as she was the one who killed the male tribute from District 9, who had been the first tribute to die in the Games.

She was the fifth last person to die and went to the "feast" at the Cornucopia where she was killed , having Cato guarding her. Clove seemed to have a connection to Cato. After admitting she had some involvement in the killing of Thresh's district partner, Rue, Thresh fractures her skull with a rock "the size of a small loaf of bread. Foxface — Known by no other name, the red-head from District 5 is wily and elusive.

Though she doesn't have brute strength or proficiency in weaponry use, her superior intellect became her vital tool in the Games.

She is described as sly and good at stealing. Foxface was the only tribute who didn't kill any other tribute. Foxface figured out how to steal from the Career's supplies.

She's killed by accident by the poisonous berry Nightlock when stealing food from Peeta and Katniss. She placed fourth in the Games overall. Thresh — The huge and dangerous male tribute from District 11 keeps to himself. He disappeared during the first part of the Games. This made him even more dangerous because he was hiding out in a wheat field with adequate shelter and food. He spared Katniss' life because she was friends with Rue.

It was implied that he was killed by Cato, but this is unknown. Glimmer — The female tribute from District 1 , who was very beautiful, sexy, had long blonde hair and emerald green eyes. She was killed by Katniss' tracker jacker attack, when she foolishly swatted at the muttations in an effort to protect herself.

She provided her DNA for making a muttation, her muttation was killed by Katniss when it tried to climb the Cornucopia. Marvel — The male tribute from District 1, who was a part of the Career pack. He was killed an arrow through the neck from Katniss, after he killed Rue by spearing her in the stomach. Katniss doesn't learn his name was Marvel until Catching Fire.

Haymitch Abernathy — Katniss and Peeta's mentor. Haymitch is the only currently living survivor of the Games of the two victors from District Dangerous and cunning, Haymitch was mostly drunk, with a glass in one hand and knife in the other. It is discovered that he has a habit of sleeping with a knife in his hand.

He promised he would sober up long enough to provide advice for Katniss and Peeta. He sends Katniss gifts throughout the book to help her survive. She is very prim and proper, and is known for having a distinct Capitol accent. Manners are very important to her as well as keeping an immaculate schedule. She dresses flamboyantly as she is a resident of the Capitol.

She helps organize sponsor gifts alongside Haymitch to send Katniss during the games. She also chose the tributes during the Reaping of the 74th Hunger Games. She tried to help Peeta and Katniss with their manners and etiquette but was appalled at Katniss' deliberate rudeness at times. As a result, she quickly grew frustrated and gave up. In the first book of the series, she is only twelve, and against the odds, she is chosen. She owns a goat named Lady and a cat named Buttercup.

Lady provides dairy for the Everdeen family.

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Unlike her older sibling in many aspects, Prim has a heart full of compassion and an affinity for healing. Prim had been originally chosen as a tribute, until Katniss volunteered to take her place. Everdeen - Mrs. Everdeen is the mother of Katniss.

She went through a great depression because of the death of her husband in the mining accident. She abandoned her children by closing herself up in her bedroom to stare at the walls, not eating for days, ignoring their hunger, and pleading for interaction for months afterward.

As a result of her neglect, Katniss was left with the difficult tasks of supporting the family by finding ways to forage and hunt, eventually trading for what they needed as well.

She has blonde hair and blue eyes with light colored skin, characteristics common to the Merchant area of District 12 where she was born and raised. Flavius — A member of Katniss' prep team.

He has orange corkscrew locks and wears purple lipstick. Flavius is in charge of hair styling. Venia — A member of Katniss' prep team. Has turquoise hair and gold tattoos above her eyebrows.

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Octavia — A member of Katniss' prep team. Has pea green skin. 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. But Katniss has been close to death 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.

This year seems no different for Katniss Everdeen, until her younger sister, Prim, is called to participate. She takes her sister's place as tribute to save her sister from certain death.

Katniss will do anything to survive, even if she may have to go against her own moral standards. But when a fellow tribute reveals his affection for her and another begins to act like and remind her of her sister, it becomes harder and harder to figure out how to survive without killing those closest to her.