The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
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 districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place 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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.(less)
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published October 31st 2008 by Scholastic Inc.
(first published 2008)
0439023483 (ISBN13: 9780439023481)
The Hunger Games
charactersKatniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Cato, Primrose Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne Gale Hawthorne, Effie Trinket, Haymitch Abernathy, Cinna, President Coriolanus Snow, Rue, Octavia, Venia, Flavius, Avox girl, Marvel, Glimmer, Clove, Foxface, Thresh, Greasy Sae, Madge Undersee, Portia, Caesar Flickerman, Claudius Templesmith