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Series: The Hunger Games Ser.
Category: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction/Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Television & Radio/Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories/Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / General/Juvenile Fiction / General
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Release Date: 06/30/2010
Age Range: 12-12
Synopsis: Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . . 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 other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district 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. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Books for Children – null Beehive Young Adults Book Award – null Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award – null Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award – null Black-Eyed Susan Book Award – null Bluegrass Award – null Book Sense Book of the Year – null California Young Reader Medal – null Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award – null Dorothy Canfield Fisher Childrens Book Award – null Evergreen Young Adult Book Award – null Garden State Teen Book Award – null Georgia Childrens Book Award – null Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin) – null Golden Sower Award – null Land of Enchantment Book Award – null Maine Student Book Award – null Maryland Childrens Book Award – null Nevada Young Readers Award – null New York State Charlotte Award – null Nutmeg Childrens Book Award – null Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award – null Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year – null Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award – null SCASL Book Award (South Carolina) – null School Library Journal Best Books of the Year – null Sequoyah Book Award – null Teen Buckeye Book Award – null Virginia Readers Choice Awards – null Volunteer State Book Award – null Young Hoosier Book Award – null Young Readers Choice Award – null
Height: 0.74 inches
Width: 5.25 inches
Length: 8.0 inches
Weight: 11.53 oz