The Hunger Games
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Jul 31, 2018
As story and as media phenomenon, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games is at the top of the pile of wildly popular dystopian teen fiction that has dominated twenty-first-century bestseller lists (in no small part by appealing to readers well beyond their teen years). In the nation of Panem, power and fortune are centralized in the Capitol, to which twelve outlying Districts must pay tribute each year in the form of one boy and one girl, aged between twelve and eighteen, who are chosen by lottery to participate in the games that give the book its title: a cruel tournament requiring them to fight to the death in televised battles for the entertainment of the Capitol audience. Themes from ancient mythology, Christian theology, and the social battlefield of the high school cafeteria have all been invoked in explaining the book’s allure, which only indicates how rewarding a tale The Hunger Games proves to be.
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Oct 28, 2018
I enjoyed this series, and wish it had been around when I was in high school. It would have made a number of things easier to understand, knowing that they were universal
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Oct 28, 2018
Dystopia with a feminist perspective
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Great dystopian series.
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Nov 28, 2018
Great series!
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Dystopian novels should always be read
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great series - read all of them
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The first book is definitely the best. The sequels pale on comparison.
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good series
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It makes a great statement about the country and class...
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Beginning of the YA book genre. The series dips after this entry but the first book was really well written.
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Even though I often try and avoid things that draw quick attention and "hype", I caved in and read this series as they were being released. The world pulls you in. Being in middle and high school at the time, the characters were and still are incredibly relatable.
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Mar 26
Great read, it was a page turner...
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Apr 1
Well written view of how society can be twisted if people choose to only see what they want to.
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A thoroughly entertaining trilogy.
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Jul 13
Fluff, but well told fluff
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If for no other reason than the cultural phenomenon it inspired
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It is such a lovely summer read with an important message.
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