The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

 4.3 

The Hunger Games

417 Quotes    4.3 

Winning signifies fame and fortune. Losing means death. The started with the Hunger Games. . . . The nation of Panem, a shiny capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts, lies in the ruins of a place once known as North America. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in l... ine by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to take part in the annual Hunger Games, a battle to death on live television. Seventeen-year-old Katniss Everdeen sees it as a death sentence when she advances to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss had been near dead before—and for her, survival is second nature. She becomes a contender, without really meaning to it. But if she's going to win, she's going to have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life over love.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

387 Pages
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Quotes from The Hunger Games

Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Katniss   Rue   Song

Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails. He has stopped hissing at me.
Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.

Well, I knew that goat would be a little gold mine," I say.
Yes, of course I was referring to that, not the lasting joy you gave your sister you love so much you took her place in the reaping," says Peeta drily.

Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.

We could do it, you know."
"What?"
"Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.

Life   Love   Survival   Ya   Young adult

I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.

Reviews of The Hunger Games

Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned trilogy, as good as The Giver and more exciting.

An exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in.

Another thing I liked was that some of the aspects of the book are quite similar to Greek and Roman times and myths such as young people being sacrificed to the Minotaur and Gladiators fighting in an arena. To conclude this was an amazing book and I highly recommend it to children and adults alike.

...it is addictive and overall immensely spectacular (especially for a dystopian future/science fiction book). It's a book that normally I wouldn't immediately grab off a shelf but it is deeply moving.

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