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    The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy) (Paperback) By (author) Suzanne Collins

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    DescriptionSixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature. "The Hunger Games" is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...


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    Title
    The Hunger Games
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzanne Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781407109084
    ISBN 10: 1407109081
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC E4L: F11+
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 813.6
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, KIND1443, AMER3795
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001010, JUV053000, JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFC
    Publisher
    Scholastic
    Imprint name
    Scholastic
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    Katniss Everdeen is a survivor. She has to be; she's representing her District, number 12, in the 74th Hunger Games in the Capitol, the heart of Panem, a new land that rose from the ruins of a post-apocalyptic North America. To punish citizens for an early rebellion, the rulers require each district to provide one girl and one boy, 24 in all, to fight like gladiators in a futuristic arena. The event is broadcast like reality TV, and the winner returns with wealth for his or her district. With clear inspiration from Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and the Greek tale of Theseus, Collins has created a brilliantly imagined dystopia, where the Capitol is rich and the rest of the country is kept in abject poverty, where the poor battle to the death for the amusement of the rich. Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned trilogy, as good as The Giver and more exciting. However, poor copyediting in the first printing will distract careful readers - a crying shame. (Science fiction. 11 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)