October 2008 Indie Next List
“This compelling, page-turning futuristic novel takes readers into a world that pits teenagers against each other in a fight to the death for the glory and well-being of their district. But when Katniss discovers the young man from her district is in love with her, she is faced with either having to kill him to survive or sacrificing herself to save him.”
— David Richardson, The Blue Marble, Fort Thomas, KY
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
NARRATED by Carolyn McCormick
About the Author
C'est en travaillant sur le scenario d'une serie televisee pour enfants, une activite qu'elle pratique depuis 1991, que Suzanne Collins se decouvre l'envie d'ecrire des romans jeunesse. Un peu plus tard, Alice au pays des merveilles lui inspire Gregor le Surterrien: frappee par le cote pastoral de ce texte, si different du monde urbain auquel sont confrontes les petits Americains, elle imagine ce qu'ils pourraient trouver en tombant sous leur ville...; Cinq volumes de cette serie ont deja paru aux USA. Mais c'est surtout sa serie HUNGER GAMES qui l'aura rendue celebre.
Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films "A Simple Twist of Fate" and "Enemy Mine". She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in "Law & Order" for more than a decade and as a guest on "The Practice" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Her Broadway credits include roles in "The Dinner Party" and "Private Lives".