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The Hunger Games

Format:  Hardcover,

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Publisher: Meriwether Pub

Publish Date: Sep 1987

ISBN-13: 9780916260415

ISBN-10: 0916260410

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The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present.


Publisher: F & W Media Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781440309311
ISBN-10: 1440309310
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781410419866

About the author

Biography of Collins, Suzanne

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald.

She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen.


Review by Library Journal (2008-12-09)

In a far-future United States, a cruel Capitol keeps order by demanding an annual tribute for its Hunger Games, in which two contestants, a boy and a girl, are chosen by lottery from each of 12 districts to fight to the death in an event televised from an arena. Katniss Everdeen lives in what used to be Appalachia and is now called the Seam-a dirt-poor district without much hope of success in the games.

Katniss volunteers in her sister's place and may just have the smarts to win. Then Peeta, the soft baker's son chosen from her same district, does something surprising. He declares his undying affection for Katniss just before they enter the arena. Is there room for friendship, loyalty, or even love when survival is on the line? Why It Is a Best: Collins's prose is merely serviceable, but she writes compelling characters and spins one terrific yarn.

The premise is good to begin with, and the surprises keep coming. Why It Is for Us: In this fight to the death, the book's violence is cringe-worthy by even the most jaded standards. The exploitation of the desperate and impoverished for the entertainment of the wealthy and powerful is a theme reminiscent of Stephen King's The Long Walk or The Running Man. King himself makes the comparison in his Entertainment Weekly review of the book, saying "I couldn't stop reading".-Angelina Benedetti, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2011 (United States)
  • Garden State Teen Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Awards, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Beehive Young Adults' Book Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2012 (Australia)
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Bluegrass Award, 2010 (United States)
  • New York State Charlotte Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2008 (United States)
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books for Children, 2009 (United States)
  • Teen Buckeye Book Award, 2009 (United States)
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2008 (United States)
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2009 - 2010 (United States)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year, 2009 (United States)
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2009 - 2010 (United States)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Golden Sower Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2010 (United States)
  • California Young Reader Medal, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Maryland Children's Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2011 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)

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