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
The New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games, with an all-new cover from the major motion picture!
The astonishing bestseller is now a fantastic movie. Here is the original novel with new movie artwork on the cover. (Original cover version also available.)
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 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.
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.