This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. 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 () and Mockingjay (). . In March , site announced that Collins had become the best-selling Kindle ebook author of all time. An audiobook.
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This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games;. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Reviewed by Megan Whalen Additional gift options are available when downloading one eBook at a time. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) by [Collins, Suzanne. Read "The Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. The stunning Hunger.
On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea for the book was formed. The sense of loss that Collins developed through her father's service in the Vietnam War was also an influence on the story, with Katniss having lost her father at age 11, five years before the story begins. The story is narrated by year-old Katniss Everdeen from District 12, who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her year-old sister, Primrose. The male tribute is Peeta Mellark , a former schoolmate of Katniss who once gave her bread from his family's bakery when her family was starving. In the days leading up to the Games in the Capitol, they are given advice by their drunken mentor, Haymitch Abernathy , the sole living District 12 victor of the Hunger Games; chaperone Effie Trinket ; and various stylists to enhance their public perception to get potential sponsors, who will send potentially life-saving gifts during the Games. Katniss's stylist, Cinna , designed special costumes for Katniss and Peeta that set them apart from the tributes when introduced to the public.
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Book 2. Book 3. Skip this list. Ratings and Book Reviews star ratings reviews. Overall rating 4. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Report as inappropriate. From beginning to end, the Hunger Games trilogy is a story like no other. It's not only suitable for teens, it can take a fully grown up woman like myself to have emotions for these characters up to the very end. A must read.
Absolutely loved these books! Gripping from the beginning to the end!!! Wished there were more in the series. Couldn't get enough. Very well written. A tragedy however beautiful. Showing that love triumphs and in every evil end there is a choice that can bring positive conclusion or deadly unimaginable end.
This trilogy is best suited for young adults. It has all of the proven-successful elements for this demographic too- an epic love triangle, teenage anguish and non-graphic violence. You become immersed in the universe Collin's creates and the story unfolds quickly making this a definite page turner. If, you are not the targeted audience you might find some moments a bit overly fortuitous for the protagonist Katniss. However, these moments are few and this book should be generally quite well received by many age brackets … Show more Show less.
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In the nation of Panem , established in the remains of North America after an unknown apocalyptic event, the wealthy Capitol exploits the twelve surrounding districts for their natural resources and labour. The story is narrated by year-old Katniss Everdeen from District 12, who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her year-old sister, Primrose. The male tribute is Peeta Mellark , a former schoolmate of Katniss who once gave her bread from his family's bakery when her family was starving.
In the days leading up to the Games in the Capitol, they are given advice by their drunken mentor, Haymitch Abernathy , the sole living District 12 victor of the Hunger Games; chaperone Effie Trinket ; and various stylists to enhance their public perception to get potential sponsors, who will send potentially life-saving gifts during the Games. Katniss's stylist, Cinna , designed special costumes for Katniss and Peeta that set them apart from the tributes when introduced to the public.
During their evaluation by the Gamemakers, Katniss unexpectedly gets the highest score among the others. Meanwhile, Rue, the petite year-old girl tribute from District 11, follows Katniss and Peeta around during the training sessions. On the day before the games, in the televised interview with Caesar Flickerman , Peeta reveals his long-unrequited love for Katniss; she is initially shocked by this and believes this is a ploy to gain sponsors, but later accepts this as sincere.
Haymitch then promotes their image as " star-crossed lovers ". The Games begin, and nearly half the tributes are killed in the bloodbath at the start, fighting over the weapons and supplies throughout the arena.
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. 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.
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. Although both of them receive a hero's welcome as a couple, Katniss is warned by Haymitch that the Capitol may take action against her for her defiance.
Along the way back to District 12, Peeta is heartbroken to learn that Katniss' actions were part of a calculated ploy to gain sympathy.
Katniss, however, is unsure of her own feelings and her future. 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.
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.
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