{Flashback Friday} The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [The Hunger Games #1] (26)

Flashback Friday on Swoony Boys Podcast featuring The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It’s time for Flashback Friday, where we feature a book that’s at least two years old. They could be books we’ve read and loved or books we need to jump on.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Published on 9/14/2008 by Scholastic Press

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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  1. Always a classic! SO much love for this series! I remember when I first saw it, I was flying home from California and the girl next to me was reading it and totally enthralled by it. I couldn’t understand why – the cover was so….ugly…LOL.
    When I did pick it up a few weeks later at my cabin – having some wine while reading, I blew through the book! I then made my sister drive me into to town where I scared the crap out of the local bookstore owner when I burst through the door demanding he find me Catching Fire NOW!

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