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nolan.simmons021, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by nolan.simmons021)
The Hunger Games was an amazing book. The book is full of action, adventure, and some romance/drama. Also this book is full of themes and plots. For example when Katniss took her sister's place in the tournament. That theme was doing something good you will receive something good. Another theme was that the media controls a lot of things. For example the capital made everyone watch the hunger games. I would suggest this book to teenagers because the book is a challenging enough read and is interesting enough also. Those are just two themes in the book. This book would be great read for a long weekend or on a long trip.
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nolan.simmons021, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by nolan.simmons021)
The Hunger Games was an amazing book. The book is full of action, adventure, and some romance/drama. Also this book is full of themes and plots. For example when Katniss took her sister's place in the tournament. That theme was doing something good you will receive something good. Another theme was that the media controls a lot of things. For example the capital made everyone watch the hunger games. I would suggest this book to teenagers because the book is a challenging enough read and is interesting enough also. Those are just two themes in the book. This book would be great read for a long weekend or on a long trip.
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Alice13, May 8, 2010 (view all comments by Alice13)
So much plot, so swiftly moving--it's a fantastic read, and the third of the series is coming out at the end of August. I think it's time for you to read it. The book is just provocative enough on the subject of information control and entertainment AS information control to make it an interesting one to talk about, and enough plot and character switchbacks to keep you turning the pages. Just finished the sequel, and I'm looking forward to reading back to Suzanne Collins's previous work as well.

Start it. Unless it's really not for you (you'll figure it out in the first 15 pages), you won't regret it a bit.
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AvaWinchester, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by AvaWinchester)
This book caught my interest from the beginning to the very end. I am not exaggerating when I say I only put it down to go to work or to sleep. I have suggested this book to many of my friends and they all love this series. I can't wait for the third to come out!
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Mary Kate, January 15, 2010 (view all comments by Mary Kate)
FANTASTIC!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439023481
Author:
Collins, Suzanne
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Lu, Marie
Author:
Ward, David
Author:
London, Alex
Author:
Condie, Ally
Author:
Tahir, Sabaa
Author:
Kress, Nancy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Television programs
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Legend
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 464 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780439023481 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Destined for widespread popularity and quite possibly a little controversy, this post-apocalyptic tale about teenagers who fight to the death to help feed their families is so riveting and heartbreaking, I ceased all essential functions until I finished it.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Signature Reviewed by Megan Whalen Turner If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it's odd that 'boy meets girl' is always mentioned, and 'society goes bad and attacks the good guy' never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion — and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games. Collins hasn't tied her future to a specific date, or weighted it down with too much finger wagging. Rather less 1984 and rather more Death Race 2000, hers is a gripping story set in a postapocalyptic world where a replacement for the United States demands a tribute from each of its territories: two children to be used as gladiators in a televised fight to the death. Katniss, from what was once Appalachia, offers to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, but after this ultimate sacrifice, she is entirely focused on survival at any cost. It is her teammate, Peeta, who recognizes the importance of holding on to one's humanity in such inhuman circumstances. It's a credit to Collins's skill at characterization that Katniss, like a new Theseus, is cold, calculating and still likable. She has the attributes to be a winner, where Peeta has the grace to be a good loser. It's no accident that these games are presented as pop culture. Every generation projects its fear: runaway science, communism, overpopulation, nuclear wars and, now, reality TV. The State of Panem — which needs to keep its tributaries subdued and its citizens complacent — may have created the Games, but mindless television is the real danger, the means by which society pacifies its citizens and punishes those who fail to conform. Will its connection to reality TV, ubiquitous today, date the book? It might, but for now, it makes this the right book at the right time. What happens if we choose entertainment over humanity? In Collins's world, we'll be obsessed with grooming, we'll talk funny, and all our sentences will end with the same rise as questions. When Katniss is sent to stylists to be made more telegenic before she competes, she stands naked in front of them, strangely unembarrassed. 'They're so unlike people that I'm no more self-conscious than if a trio of oddly colored birds were pecking around my feet,' she thinks. In order not to hate these creatures who are sending her to her death, she imagines them as pets. It isn't just the contestants who risk the loss of their humanity. It is all who watch. Katniss struggles to win not only the Games but the inherent contest for audience approval. Because this is the first book in a series, not everything is resolved, and what is left unanswered is the central question. Has she sacrificed too much? We know what she has given up to survive, but not whether the price was too high. Readers will wait eagerly to learn more. Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor book The Thief and its sequels, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "As a bibliophile who is fondly interested in young adult literature, I found The Hunger Games to be one of the best books I've read, regardless of its difficult content. As an extremely thought-provoking piece of literature, I hope this book will be added to English curriculums across the country, sparking conversations about subjects such as war, poverty, and death. Collins raises the intellectual bar, while empowering young adults with tools to instigate their own opinions and ideas." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "[A] grand-opening salvo....Populated by three-dimensional characters, this is a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance."
"Review" by , "[A] violent, jarring speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense....Collins is an efficient no-nonsense prose stylist with a pleasantly dry sense of humor. (Grade: B)"
"Review" by , "Survivor meets 'The Lottery' as the author of the popular Underland Chronicles returns with what promises to be an even better series....[A] compulsively readable blend of science fiction, survival story, unlikely romance, and social commentary."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[A] thrilling adventure that will appeal to science fiction, survival, and adventure readers. The suspense of this powerful novel will keep the reader glued to the page long after bedtime."
"Review" by , "Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing."
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed author of the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present.
"Synopsis" by ,
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. Its a story thats literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empires greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

 

ELIAS is the academys finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, hes ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

 

When Laia and Eliass paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

"Synopsis" by ,
The adventure novel of the year! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games for its razor-sharp insights into the nature of human survival and its clever writing.

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy.  His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend will be swept away by this story.

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