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Fast Facts

Title: Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication date: September 14, 2008
Genre: Dystopian, Adventure, Thriller
Recommended for: 11+
Rating: 5/5 stars

The Hunger Games revolves around Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen year old girl who lives in the nation called Panem, a Capitol that is surrounded by twelve districts. The Capitol is relentless and strict. It forces all the districts to send one boy and girl to take part in the Hunger Games every year, a struggle of survival on live TV. In the 74th games, Katniss Everdeen takes her sister’s place (Prim Everdeen) to participate in the Hunger Games. She has had near-death experiences before and survival is second nature to her. Katniss accidentally becomes a contender in the process. If she wins the Hunger Games, she will have to make difficult decisions to survive and live again in her society.

Reading The Hunger Games was such a thrilling experience. I was at the edge of my chair while reading it and it was extremely well written. I couldn’t stop reading. This book definitely earns a 5/5 stars and would recommend it to all who enjoy thrill, suspense, eventful plotting, adventure, dystopian novels, and all who are 11+. This book won the Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of the Year” in 2008, The New York Times “Notable Children’s Book of 2008”, and was the 2009 winner of the Golden Duck Award in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

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