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Açlık Oyunları (The Hunger Games #1)

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Etkileyici bir fantastik dünya, bitmek bilmeyen bir aksiyon Açlık Oyunları'nda bir sonraki sayfaya geçmek için sabırsızlanacaksınız.

Etrafınızdaki başka herkes sabahı göremeyeceğinizden eminken vahşi bir ortamda kendi başınıza hayatta kalabilir misiniz?

Kazanmak ün ve talih, kaybetmek ise kesin ölüm anlamına gelir. Bu oyunun galibinin karnı doyacak, kaybeden ise ilümle tanış
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 2009 by Pegasus Yayınları (first published September 14th 2008)
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Mia All three of the books are much, much, much better then the movies. The movies leave out many important parts whereas the book has a lot more depth…moreAll three of the books are much, much, much better then the movies. The movies leave out many important parts whereas the book has a lot more depth and meaning etc in them so they are easier to understand the concept of the Hunger Games.

I personally loved the trilogy and I recommend reading them :))(less)

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I have got to stop poking fun at this series with memes. Someone take them away from me!

Nah, I didn't love this book. I know I'm in the minority, and part of me is glad about that. I mean it when I say this book deserves recognition, and honestly, I'd rather people were reading this and following a heroine as independent as Katniss, rather than a simp like Bella or Bethany. The Hunger Games is high-quality YA, intelligently written, and despite its flaws it's worthy of success.

Here's where I be
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Saniya
Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I was forced into watching Mockingjay: Part II this weekend. To clarify, I watched the second part of the last Hunger Games movie without having read any of the books, without having watched any of the movies.

Needless to say, I was confused as fuck.

So many questions and thoughts ran through my mind as I watched the movie. Why is Peeta so thin? Did that huge-ass bruise really disappear from her neck the next day? Is Katniss supposed to look like she's about to burst into tears at any given moment
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Dija
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who hasn't. Seriously, READ IT!
Recommended to Dija by: Everyone who has read it!
My "Epic Book Recipe" Checklist for The Hunger Games:

1. A sharp and intelligent heroine with just the right amount of emotion who gives in to absolutely nothing and no one?

2. A sweet and sensitive hero who loves and supports the heroine unconditionally?

3. An original setting with a unique and thrilling plot?

4. A couple of earth-shattering shocks every now and then to keep the readers' mind reeling?

5. Extraordinary side characters from interesting backgrounds who possess the much-needed Voic
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Nataliya

Suzanne Collins has balls ovaries of steel to make us willingly cheer for a teenage girl to kill other children. In a YA book.
Two reasons why this book rocks: (a) It is not Twilight, and (b) I really hate reality shows.

Seriously, how long would it take for reality shows to evolve from "Survivor" to "Hunger Games"?

Yes, this book is full of imperfections. It often requires a strenuous suspension of disbelief. It can cause a painful amount of eye-rolling and shaking fist at the book pages. Its
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Jana
May 05, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-and-creatures
A lot of things are troubling me about The Hunger Games. A lot of things which I more and more perceive and which are not solely connected with this book but with the metaphor behind the words. People attach themselves to fictional freedom without seeing what really something is and which unfortunately is here to stay because you can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. You can’t make a shift on a deeper level, if the only thing that attracts you to this book is – a vision of fight, r ...more
Cecily
If I were a teenager or recommending this to a teen, I might give it 3*; as an adult, I give it 2*.

PLOT

It's a potentially exciting but gruesome story, but most of the characters were rather flat, much of the plot was predictable (it's not hugely original; in particular, it is VERY similar to the Japanese "Battle Royale"), and there were too many flaws in the plot. I fail to understand its very high ratings.

Post-apocalyptic America (Panem) is divided into a wealthy and technologically advanced Ca
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Meredith Holley
Sep 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Meredith by: Stephenie Meyer
For a long time now, I’ve wanted to rewrite my review of The Hunger Games so that I could tell you why I don’t just love this series, but why I also think it’s important. It is beautiful for the unflinching way it shows you, as a reader, your own willingness to disregard people who are different from you - how you are the Capitol audience. But, it is important as a story about girls. I had not initially thought about articulating that point because it seemed so obvious to me, and I am bad at rec ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Irina Humphrey
Why did I put reading this one off for so many years? I remember this being extremely popular but it seems like I was in a rut with my reading and figured I would pick them up eventually when I was back on track. Months turned into years and I finally saw the movies, which I suppose pushed them even further down my TBR and is a real shame because the movies didn't capture quite everything the book had to offer. (Not that I'm shaming the movies; I enjoyed them but you never can include everything ...more
elissa
Apr 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone (age 12+) who likes dystopic SF, and can handle some violence
Recommended to elissa by: 2008 buzz
I LOVE THIS BOOK! I've said to a few people that if I wasn't married, I'd have to marry this book. :) I read the 400 page ARC in a less-than-24-hour time period (so quickly that it was never even on my "currently reading" shelf), which I've only done before with HP books, and I've just officially put the first book on my 2008 favorites shelf. I feel pretty safe in saying that if this isn't still my favorite book of the year when next January rolls around, that I'll eat a hat. As soon as I finish ...more
~Poppy~
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I don't know how to say it exactly. Only...I want to die as myself. I don't want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I'm not. I keep wishing I could think of a way to...to show the Capitol that they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games."



“You have a... remarkable memory."
"I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.”



So, I really really liked this book!! Of course, I loved Peeta!How can I not? He is pe
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Colleen Venable
Fantastically Written? Ooooh yeah! Compelling? Yup! Super Quick Read? Most definitely! Original? Um...well *shuffles feet, since I seem to be a rare non-five star-er* not original at all really....

Man, I wish someone on my friends list here has also read Battle Royale and this book! The Hunger Games WAS pretty fantastic, hence the four stars (though I would have given 3 1/2 if the choice was available.) I ate it up, shouting into other rooms and offices that I was going to be shoving the book i
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Betsy
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Betsy by: Monica Edinger
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Manny
Mar 28, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
SOME BOOKS I ALREADY OWN WHICH I PLAN TO FINISH BEFORE BUYING THE HUNGER GAMES

John Lanchester, Mr. Phillips
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Steven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes
Jean-Jacques Sempé, Le Petit Nicolas
Merritt Ruhlen, The Origin of Language
Pernilla Stalfelt, Le petit livre de caca
Hubert Reeves, L'univers expliqué à mes petits-enfants
Gustave Flaubert, Trois Contes
Dominique Lambert, Un Atome D'Univers
Jean-Pierre Luminet, L'Invention du Big Bang
Francis Collins, The Language of God
Ben Ma
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Emily May

It seems weird that I never reviewed The Hunger Games . I don't know why I didn't when it was a series that completely took over my life for a short while. But recently I've been thinking about posting something in this review space and after just watching the second film (which I think was amazing and better than the first), now seems like as good a time as any to talk about why I love Katniss and nearly everything about this series.

I gave this book four stars back in 2011 and I'm going to le
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Lyndsey
Oh no. You've awakened the beast. It's Jackniss!!



Yeah. So maybe Matthew Fox from Lost isn't exactly the person you had in mind when you thought about who they might cast as Katniss in The Hunger Games, but I was inspired to create that after I saw this site called Jackimals. You might want to wait to visit it, though, because it can suck you in like an unexplained time warp flash.

I was also inspired to create the Jackniss after I read a discussion that deeply disturbed me.

Somewhere, possibly on
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Nilesh Kashyap
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian
My ‘The Hunger Games’ week
23rd march- movie is released
24th march- I read this review and end up watching excellent trailers, Later I downloaded the excerpt and kind of liked the first chapter
25th march- I am a proud owner of the book. Yay!
26th to 27th march- I started reading the book
This is how I thought it would go:
Once I would start reading it, I would just be sucked into it and finish the book remaining awake until early hours of morning, with my bloodshot red eyes.
This is how it went:
I s
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Tessa
Aug 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tessa by: Jameson Marriott
Shelves: dystopian, fiction
I sat down to this book prepared to be captivated in its pages. But I was disappointed. I was always expecting that finally the author would show her genius and knock me off my feet. But it never happened. Yes, it was exciting and entertaining. But it wasn't a truly great book.

I could not stop comparing this to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Like Fahrenheit 451, it was a dystopian novel set in the future, but Fahrenheit 451 had significant symbolism on every page, paragraph, and even half the
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Buggy
Jan 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~SO THIS IS WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT~
THE HUNGER GAMES is a fantastic, breathless and somewhat brutal read that once you start you simply can’t put down again. Initially I had no idea what this book was about or what to expect in terms of YA writing, it had just been recommended to me by so many people and had such a buzz surrounding it that I had to find out for myself why. Well let me say I was not disappointed and have now joined the legions of Suzanne Collins fans in awaiting her next insta
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Caity
May 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So, unlike some reviewers of this book, I was not repulsed by the premise, nor did I think this book was overly graphic or gratuitously violent. Before I commence my review, two things: 1) I am generally a fan of post-apocalyptic struggle-of-the-downtrodden literature, and 2) I am generally a fan of imposing female characters.

Now then.

I would agree with those who suggested that this book is Twilight in a Battle Royale setting. The characters are admittedly more likeable (although that's arguabl
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Jamie
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well this book lived up to a lot of the hype that surrounds it. While the name and cover still do not grab my attention the story, once started, did.

This book is written in first perspective, from the heroine's aspect. Her name is Katniss Everdeen. She starts off in her home, a simple, poor area of the land. She is the provider for her mother and sister with her hunting skills. To protect her younger sister, she is sent to the capitol, along with local boy Peeta, to 'participate' in the annual H
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Maggie Stiefvater
"The Most Dangerous Game" meets Survivor. I loved it: deft characterization wrapped tightly around this lean, brutal plot that absolutely grabbed me and hung on. This was one that I started reading in the morning and snarled at all comers until I had finished it in the evening. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can'
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Richard Derus
Sep 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
***UPDATE 15 April 2014*** I've now seen the movie...yes, watched the movie of the book I didn't like...and it made less sense than the book! But it was really pretty to look at.

Pearl Ruled

Rating: 1* of five (p81)

What was I thinking? I don't like books about teens. Well, that's not entirely true...I am not a Serial Killer is about a teen boy who's sure he's the evilest thing ever born, is told from his PoV, and yet that gets darn close to 4 stars. I don't like books about teen girls. Well, that'
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karen
allow me to be relevant for a moment: oh my god, this book is outstanding!! it is all good things; battle royale, blood of heroes (one of the best movies ever made - dont argue with me), and all the best elements of this survivalist gary paulsen jag i am on. it kept me up way past my bedtime last night, because i could not stop reading, even though my eyes did not want to be awake. and now we veer, as ever, into the personal. this book is my comeuppance. i suppose it is factually my second comeu ...more
Brandi
Jun 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brandi by: ♥ Caitlin
First of all, I know you're looking at my rating and wondering what's wrong with me. For one thing, this book's gotten at least 4 stars from everyone else. For another, everyone seems to think that it's the best book of the year.
I won't dispute what everyone else has said about this book, because it's not a complete disaster. It's just that it's one of the worst novels I've ever read.
The story begins great. I love the dystopian setting, even if it is a bit unrealistic. Katniss is a great prota
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Huda Yahya

يمر الوقت لأعرف وأتأكد أن هذه الثلاثية من أفضل التجارب القرائية التي مررت بها في حياتي
فهي لم تكن أبدا مجرد رواية فانتازيا استغل نجاحها لاصدار جزئين تاليين
وإنما هي قصة ثورة من نوع جديد
فيها الاثارة والمتعة والفانتازيا والابهار والرومانسية

أي التوليفة الكاملة

بل إنني أرى أن الجزء الأول كان الأقل من ناحية أدبية بحتة
فقد شعرت طوال القراءة بأن كولينز تحاول صياغة رواية ولكنها تفشل في بنائها مرة تلو الأخرى
وهذا هو سر منحي هذا الجزء ثلاثة نجوم
وما إن شرعت في قراءة الجزئين التاليين
حتى وجدتني أقول أخيرا فعلتيه
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Will Byrnes
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Annalisa
I started this book thinking the idea was preposterous: a government choosing to squelch rebellion by forcing its citizens to give up their children as contenders in the ultimate reality show of death to the last survivor. Yeah right, and yet it reminded me a lot of the absurdity of the Nazi party, child armies in Africa, and even back to the gladiators of the Roman empire. I realized I believed a government could be this arrogant and wrathful, that society could be this absurd, that the common ...more
Jon
Jul 21, 2009 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: Alternative World August 2009 Selection
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Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little B
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