The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
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Type: Audio Book
Format: mp3
Language: English
User Rating: 4.3333 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)

"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 is harsh and cruel and 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 dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love"--Cover.

Eila | 3 out of 5 Stars!

I am still digesting it. The opening pages were so familiar that I couldn't get over the feeling I've read them before. Which was bizarre since I'm positive I haven't. Anyway, as I moved along I got caught up in the story. I did enjoy it very much until right at the end. After the games I felt it became very rushed as if it was a sudden need to get to the next book. Maybe it was intentional to show the head spinning drop back into the real world for the main characters. It did leave me feeling a little dissatisfied and I'm glad I have the next book here to move on to straight away. I think if I had to wait for the next installment I wouldn't have kept reading.
Two kids mom | 5 out of 5 Stars!

This review was written by my 12 year old daughter. The reality of The Hunger Games I am a diligent reader for my age, and I have repeatedly proclaimed The Hunger Games as my favorite book. Not only because it is well written but the plot makes you think. From the moment I began to read it I was totally engrossed in this novel. I found the characters exciting and deep. Particularly the protagonist Katniss Everdeen with her undying need to survive and protect those that are weaker than she. I enjoy that Katniss is a girl that stands on her own, and she does not simply take what she is given. There is a romance which some people claim is not real and its not it is only an act put on to appease the Capitol people. Even though there is a fair bit of violence in this novel (Isn't there a lot of violence in this world) there must be some cruelty to make a plot line and to make you think. There must be hundreds of people dying from violence now in this world we live in, many are children. There is also a certain reality behind it. I think of the Capitol as America, and the other first world countries, and the districts as the rest of the world. Although we don't have children carted in to our city so we can watch them die as entertainment. There are many children across the world dying from starvation dying from Hunger, as we throw away excessive amounts of food. I enjoyed this book because it made me realize this even if there is not much we can do about it. We, if you think about it, in our own real world play our own Hunger Games.
Katherine Savage | 5 out of 5 Stars!

I flew through the whole series in three days and was so sad when I was done. All of my friends- 30 sonethings- are crazy about the Hunger Game Series!
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