Book One: The Hunger Games

Book One: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Synopsis


The Hunger Games Book 1

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In Suzanne Collins’ riveting tale of life in North America after its destruction, a powerful Capitol emerges as residents of its twelve outlying Districts individually struggle to survive under its bleak rule. Living under the constant reminder that the Capitol obliterated District 13 when the people incited a rebellion decades before, 16-year old Katniss Everdeen quietly carves out a path of meager survival for herself, her younger sister, Prim, and their widowed mother under the Capitol’s strict regime.

Each year, the Capitol assembles its Gamemakers to create an elaborate arena filled with deadly trigger points and calls upon one girl and one boy from each of the twelve Districts to play in its nationally televised Hunger Games. On the Day of Reaping when 24 children are selected to fight to the death, Katniss is whisked away from her daily quest for survival alongside her friend Gale, and thrust into the elaborate Capital as she is prepared for the Hunger Games.

In this world of instant gratification and superficial people, Katniss contends with her drunken, disengaged mento
r, Haymitch, and wrestles with her feelings about her co-Tribute from District 12, Peeta Mellark. Growing up apart from Peeta in the same District, Katniss struggles to determine if Peeta is the boy who once showed her an act of kindness pivotal to her family’s survival, or if his actions are motivated to keep himself alive, as the Capital will allow only one Tribute to survive the Hunger Games’ treacherous arena.

In the days to come, Katniss must fend for her survival against the natural elements and the vicious Careers, who are Tributes who’ve trained for the Hunger Games their entire lives. Katniss meets a young Tribute whose likeness to Prim tears at her heartstrings and she continues to process what Peeta’s motives could be as the end draws near. Should she kill these two or be killed? If Katniss wins, her family will be handsomely taken care of and her District will receive the additional food it so desperately needs to survive.

Deep inside the Hunger Games, readers are treated to the witty, young mind of Katniss Everdeen, a survival-savvy girl who yearns to trust in a world that has shown her nothing of the sort.


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  1. avatar Aaron Paul A. Felonia says:

    I really like this movie !!! oh my ! I cant wait ! :D

    • avatar odin reyes says:

      how can u like the movie if it’s still not in theaters

    • avatar Jennifer says:

      The book is sooooooooooooooooooooo much better than the movie though……….
      At least the movie in my head as I read it was

      • avatar Hunger Games Capital says:

        Hi Jennifer, I think books are usually better than the movies but they are different mediums so a direct compare isn’t always fair. I thought the book was great and I also thought the movie was very well done.

  2. avatar Beth says:

    wow! cant wait !!!!<3

  3. avatar Arten says:

    sounds like a glimpse of the future, under a Tory Government ! cant wait to see the film to see who is running things

  4. avatar Teresa says:

    you must read the book :]

  5. avatar Jeni blood says:

    Just got back from the premiere!

  6. avatar annmarie says:

    Interesting synopsis… it make wanna read more… gotta find a book on this and I am excited to watch this movie as well. (^_^)

  7. avatar TPaine says:

    sounds like a future govt. under obozo & mooochele.

  8. avatar Mark says:

    This movie’s excitement shows the depravity of Americans as they enjoy seeing what this path looks like they are forcing America towards. We must look to life not death or we will surely die as a country.

    • avatar Hunger Games Capital says:

      Hi Mark. Thanks for the comment though I’m not sure you actually read the books… or this synopsis. While the story is about these Games the bigger story is about life and treating people better.

      • avatar Kathryn says:

        Hello, HGC.

        I’m a teacher/librarian. Have spent most of the day studying the Hunger Games discussions on the web. Am trying to understand the “message” teens are hearing.

        As our nation struggles in the middle of a culture war, do you see evidence that your peers value “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” or would the majority be amenable to setting aside personal goals for the “common good.”

        Where does your generation stand in regards to this quote by an earlier sci-fi author?

        ““Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” — Robert A. Heinlein”

  9. avatar Jolene says:

    Sounds interesting… Buying the book 2morrow, which should I get?

    • avatar Hunger Games Capital says:

      Hi Jolene, start with ‘The Hunger Games’! Catching fire was second and Mockingjay was the last one. Let us know what you think once you’ve read it.

  10. avatar alliyah says:

    I bet the movie is good because i seen the package like 4 books in 1 at a store 2day

  11. avatar serene says:

    The movie could have been made a lot better. Those silly people in it really wrecked the story. Katniss was great in it. The movie should have been called, the killing games.

  12. avatar Kenely says:

    this is sooooo far the best series i am reading my whole class is into hunger games. Everyone is addicted to the book. i am on cathcing fire

  13. avatar adinda says:

    This movie is so great , can’t wait for ” catching fire ” and ” mockingjay ”
    I hope ” catching fire ‘ be abel out in this year also ! :)

  14. avatar Jaime says:

    The Girl on Fire has the World on Fire now. Amazing story line, great characters, only bad part is I have read all 3 and wish there were a ton more. I think I will read them all again many times over.

  15. avatar Rue says:

    This is the best book ever! I love that my name is in the book/movie! The hunger games is an awsome book! Im on book 2 -> Catching fire. These are the best books i have ever read!

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