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The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Year First Published: 2008
Page Count: 384
Synopsis: Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

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While there were definitely descriptions of the battles it was not such that I felt squeamish about it.
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I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the second book!!! And the third one doesn't come out until August. I'll be looking for more from this author.


Focus Other Readability Easy
Focus Psychological/Horror Readability Moderate
Focus Survival Setting Small Town
Focus Coming of Age Setting Earth Based
Focus Male/Female Setting North America
Focus Murder Time Period Far Term
Main Character Commoner Time Period Futuristic
Main Character Teen Time Period Contemporary
Main Character Female Type Suspense
Main Character Male Type Young Adult
Number of pages 300-400 Type Self Discovery

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