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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.

Profanity Violence Sexual Content
I don't think I read a single curse in this book. The book was based around violence; many children die, which can be very upsetting. The battles are sometimes described graphically, as are the wounds given and recieved. Only a few kisses happen; they are not described explicitly.
Characterization Plot Overall Rating
The characters were all completely real to me; there was no way they could improve in any way. The plot was amazing - something I have never read the likes of before. Completely original. This book is, in a word, perfect!


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

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