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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Oct 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: wide-reading-project, science-fiction, ages-12-up

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I never enjoyed science fiction, but I did enjoy “The Hunger Games.” It was so engaging! In a dystopian future a girl from an impoverished region tries to survive the Hunger Games - a televised, government sponsored survival contest for teens which doesn't end until there is only one person left alive. This is very well written, clear, and engaging prose. 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. 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.
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