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The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins | Teens
Registered by Annadlx of Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bookguide): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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The Hunger Games is a first person young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic.[1] It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy.[2] It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the United States once existed. This is where a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive.

Collins says that the idea for The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the Iraq War. The two blended together and the idea for the book was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus also served as inspiration for the book, with Collins describing Katniss as a futuristic Theseus.[3] Collins' father's service in the Vietnam War helped her understand how it feels to fear the loss of a loved one.

The book has been released as a paperback and also an audiobook, which was read by Carolyn McCormick. The Hunger Games has an initial print of 200,000 – twice doubled from the original 50,000. Since its initial release, the novel has been translated into 26 different languages and rights have been sold in 38 countries. The book received mostly positive reviews from major reviewers and authors, such as Stephen King. Hunger Games is the first novel in a trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, published September 1, 2009,[4] and Mockingjay, published August 24, 2010.[5]

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Journal Entry 2 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

10 out of 10

Wow, this was truly an amazing story. The suspense kept me turning page after page and I had long hours ofreading time at night just so that I could get to the end faster.
I like the characters and the feelings they have. The whole concept of the Hunger Games is shocking because one can picture this actually happening, maybe sometime in the future.
As a teen I would have loved this adventure, this political story.
Great, great read!
Looking forward to reading the sequels. 


Journal Entry 3 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Sunday, April 01, 2012

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a friend borrowed it...  


Journal Entry 4 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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and it's available again 


Journal Entry 5 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Friday, January 25, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (1/25/2013 UTC) at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany

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on its way to Canada and lauraloo29.
Enjoy this book as much as I did, lauraloo29!

Save journey, dear book! 


Journal Entry 6 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Arrived today. We just finished watching the move on the weekend. I very much want to read the books now. I have a few rings and other books that are moving to new home to read first, but these books will be going to the top of the TBR pile. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 7 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, January 24, 2014

8 out of 10

Surprisingly good. I hadn't been impressed with the movie. The book is much better.

I felt more connection with Katniss in the book rather than the movie. Of course, we were more in her head. 


Journal Entry 8 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Released 8 mos ago (3/19/2014 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Sending as a RABCK to bookguide. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 9 by bookguide at Wijchen, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Oooo, a book-shaped parcel in my postbox! With a Ballycumber sticker! *big grin* From Canada. Wow! Don't recognise the name from Facebook. Who could it be from? What could it be? *opens parcel carefully* Oh, wow, 'Hunger Games'. So excited, I'm jumping up and down and waving the book in the air, trying to get my children to pay some attention. Thank you so much, Lauraloo. I saw most of the film on the plane back from America two years ago and didn't manage to see the end. I can't wait to read this. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 




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