The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

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Key Features


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. 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. Without really meaning to, Katniss 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.
Recommended for mature readers grades six and up. Contains mature themes more suitable for older readers.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780439023528
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Ages: 13 - 18
  • Grades: 7 - 12
  • Genre:
    Dystopian Fiction
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): 0.71000
  • Dimensions: 0.80000 x 5.20000 x 8.00000
  • Lexile® Measure: 810L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level Z
  • DRA Level: 70
  • ACR Level: 5.3
  • Language: English

The Hunger Games

Paperback Book


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