The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

Book Information

Written by: Suzanne Collins

Published by: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0-439-02352-1

Genre: Science Fiction


  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
  • Cybils Awards for Fantasy and Science fiction--Young Adults
  • Hal Clement Award
  • California Young Reader Medal: Young Adult


After watching the movie I really disliked this book. However, after reading the book its actually a really good series. I really loved how the plot flows and getting to know Katniss' thoughts. Also, the suspense of wanting to know what happens in the games is amazing. Lastly, I really enjoyed getting to know Katniss and her past.

The plot was defiantly one of the best. It basically goes like this, Katniss Everdean is a girl from the poor sector called District 12. She has lived a fairly normal life being able to survive the drawings for the Hunger Games. However, when this years Hunger Games rolls around her little sister Prim is finally in the drawing for the death sentence. In the one in a couple thousand chance, Prim gets chosen to fight to the death in the games but Katniss volunteers to take her place. She is then sent to the Capitol and we get to find out whether or not she will survive.

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