The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) - Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One)

By Suzanne Collins

  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Dystopian
Score: 4.5
From 5,942 Ratings


This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games; an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; and an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war. The Special Edition answers many questions fans have had over the years, and gives great insight into the creation of this era-defining work.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 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 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 death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.



    By LalaLeez
    I love this book series so much and it’s mind-blowingly awesome. I’m only 10 and this was a great read. I feel like the character I relate to most was Rue. I cried so much [SPOILER ALERT] when she died. Happy and sad tears. That moment was so moving and it was truly incredible and heartwarming. I really recommend the series. I’m on book 3 (Mockingjay) currently. This series is amazing and I’ve been staying up till like 2 am reading because it’s actually too good. Set a timer so you don’t end up pulling an all-nighter because of a book. Tbh the hunger games sounds kinda fun if the tributes respawned like Roblox people. Wouldn’t you agree? Anyway YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!! I like book 1 the best because it’s always the first book is the best. There are some parts that COULD seem disturbing, but not anything to worry about. No swear words or anything so it’s pretty good for like tweens and young adults. It’s a great book for middle schoolers and beyond, but you can still read it in elementary. Some things I would love to see though would be: 1. I really want to see Katniss dump Peeta because I just don’t feel that their love is right. 2. I want a small book alongside this series from Peeta’s perspective. {end of list}. I really love all the tension and suspense that builds up while reading and I love all the characterization that happens in this story. One of my favorite parts of the story [SPOILER ALERT] is when Katniss pulls out the berries and they try to commit a double suicide. Of course that went well with the capitol!🙄😏 This book makes you appreciate what you have and why you should be grateful for it. I really recommend this book it is the best book I’ve ever read. Thank you for reading this (very long) review! I hope you enjoy the book! “May the odds be ever in your favor…” Well they were sure in mine! -Leez PS: WHYYY DID YOU HAVE TO SPOIL A DETH, CATSRULEFOREVER
  • Its good

    By bubble matcha
    The book was really good but katniss gotta be single pringleee
  • If you wanna be wowed, read this.

    By sjdidijf
    I’m sure most people have heard of this book, and have seen reviews about it. This was the second series that I ever read while getting into reading, and it definitely helped to make my hobby grow! This book is perfect for all reading statuses. Whether you have been reading for years, and you’re an adult, or you are just getting into it, I think that you will enjoy it! The plot is so unique and riveting. The characters are so interesting to get to know. There is some romance, but nothing inappropriate, or not kid friendly! I read this while I was in middle school, and I’m in high school currently. Even now, I can still remember the plot, and how some of the lines made me feel! It has some great messages as well. Overall, I would suggest this book to honestly anyone, so I would highly suggest that YOU read it!
  • Top tier YA novel

    By anonymous306
    The Hunger Games series and it’s reception by the public has always been an excellent example of dystopian storytelling and reception. It has high re-readability and in my opinion has excellent flow. I found Katniss very easy to relate to, and President Snow is a fantastic villain.
  • Wow

    By game rainbow
    I only read the sample and I was hooked! Unfortunately, my mother probably won’t let me get the book because I am 11 and the genre is young adult. Still, this book seems great and I wish the sample was longer. I am currently a huge fan of Wings of Fire by Tui. T Sutherland and just by reading the sample I can tell I will be a fan of this one too. Also I saw in a review [SPOILER ALERT] That Rue dies. Why do people put spoilers without a warning? As soon as I met Rue in the books I think “Thats the girl who dies.” This is why I hate spoilers it ruins the experience I wanted to be surprised if a character dies instead im going to be yawning because I already knew it would happen. People who spoil, I hope you have a bad day :) I probably shouldn’t be this upset but COME ON have common sense maybe instead of carelessly spoiling a major scene in the book you could have at least hinted at it or said something like “My favorite character died.” At least then I wouldn’t have known who. I always get spoiled for shows, movies, and books I hate it MOST when it’s books since I read so much. Like please think before you speak or in this instance type.
  • best dystopian book ever written

    By thebooknerdsayswords🤓
    this book and book series have been such an incredible help for me. ever since i started reading i’ve always had a difficult time finding enjoyable books to read. this book and series and are a definite must read for avid readers and even to people who rarely touch books.
  • Never ever read a book like it

    By aqwsxhfjebfienfif
    It is my favorite book and it is just so good!!!!!!!!
  • best book ever

    By ehhshdlsjb
    best book ever

    By #1 Avicado Queen
    I absolutely LOVED the book! It has so much suspense and action! This book will make you feel excited, sad, happy and all the above! Definitely read, you will not regret it!

    By horrible game hater 👎👎👎
    I loveeee this book! I cried 4 times over how it rly expresses the real world and how the government truly doesn’t care. I think that the book is way better then the movie! I recommend it for like 14+ because it is quite a disturbing book somewhat.