The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne CollinsCould you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you dont live to see the morning?
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 is forced to represent her 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.
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
The Hunger Games: 25 things you didn't know
The books are set in a dystopian North America known as Panem. The Hunger Games opens the series, as Katniss is chosen to represent her District in a series of deadly and dangerous reality televised games. As the novel draws to a close, Katniss emerges victorious from the Games, and struggles with her love for two boys. The series continues with Catching Fire , in which the actions from the previous book sparks a rebellion among the districts, and a new type of game — the Quarter Quell Games. Mockingjay closes the books as the rebellion continues through the Districts and comes to a firey head. Katniss must remain triumphant if she is to survive the ravages that await her.
As The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 nears its cinema release, we reveal 25 surprising facts about the hit teen franchise. The media reaction was swift and vicious. You can get your very own Hunger Games Barbie doll and one man has repainted his to look exactly like Jennifer Lawrence. Turning dolls into Jennifer Lawrence might sound like a slightly strange hobby. His paintbrush has transformed the rather bland looking official Hunger Games Barbie doll into a remarkably life-like Katniss.
May the facts be ever in your favor., It is written in the voice of year-old Katniss Everdeen , who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol , a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation.
Toggle navigation. The story takes place in a dystopian world called Panem, in a post-apocalyptic North America. The main city is Capitol City, and it is surrounded by 12 very poor districts. The protagonist in the trilogy is Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the poorest region. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl tributes from each district must compete in a fight to the death. The Hunger Games are punishment for past attempts by the districts to rebel.
Lawrence, who is naturally blonde, was worried about the damage that repeatedly colouring her hair might do to it, and refused to let stylists experiment on her locks in their search for the perfect shade. But she eventually had to chop it all off anyway. So, while her hair in the first film is all her own, the long dark locks Katniss sports in Mockingjay are actually a wig. You can get your very own Hunger Games Barbie doll and one man has repainted his to look exactly like Jennifer Lawrence. Turning dolls into Jennifer Lawrence might sound like a slightly strange hobby.