The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Childrens, Teen & Young Adult, Teen & Young Adult Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/12/2011
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The Hunger Games
The start of a fantastic series
I wasn't expecting much when I started this book but very quickly revised my opinion... This is a story told with a great deal of passion and, while I didn... READ MORE
Dave at Taunton
The Hunger Games
The book that I had waited for.
Thank goodness for The Hunger Games. I loved it. I recommended it to a lot of people but many, knowing I liked Young Adult books, were put off. This book h... READ MORE
Sam at West Bridgford
The Hunger Games
Striking new cover, same brilliant book!
I first read the Hunger Games about a year ago, having seen it on the shelf and picking it up on impulse. By the end of that week I had read all three! Se... READ MORE
Joe at Doncaster
The Hunger Games
A Modern Classic
The first time I read this was for English in year 8 or 9 I think. Reading seems a lot less fun when you’re made to do it, so I didn’t really take much of ... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham
The Hunger Games
Stands the test of time!
can’t believe i convinced myself in the last ten years that the book was only mediocre and teenage me must have been overhyping it (she wasn’t. she knew wh... READ MORE
Libby Low
The Hunger Games
Deserves all the hype
A brilliant, blistering book that manages to fit in tender moments amidst heart-pounding action. The author gives a masterclass in constructing a plot whic... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor


The first book in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9781407132082
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 136 x 29 mm

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The Hunger Games
These books are amazing. All three of them are page turners and when I got to the last one in the trilogy I didn't want it to end! Katniss is sent into an ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Would recommend, and have!
This isn't usually my genre of novel so I was slightly delayed in getting this book. After hearing a great review from a colleague I decided to get this fi... READ MORE
Fran M30W
The Hunger Games
These books are amazing. All three of them are page turners and when I got to the last one in the trilogy I didn't want it to end! Katniss is sent into an ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
The Best Book I have read for a long time!
I literally could not put this book down! The story was insightful and thought provoking and it made me laugh, cry and smile all the way through. I couldn'... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
An amazing book!
I loved this book, I found it extremely difficult to put down. Such a compelling story - I also recommend buying the sequels, 'Catching Fire' and 'Mockingj... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Really good book, couldn't put it down.
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
What I really liked about this book is that it is based in the near future. Although it seems like another world, it is an entirely plausible view of what ... READ MORE
Lucy Valentine
The Hunger Games
I loved how every chapter ended on a cliff hanger making you want to read more. The almost reality like feel that it is based in the near future and is so ... READ MORE
Lou Richards
The Hunger Games
Let the Games Begin.
‘The Hunger Games’ by author Suzanne Collins was gripping from start to finish. Albeit a novel filed under the genre of books suited for younger folk, it d... READ MORE
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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Nikki Clark
The Hunger Games
Totally Amazing!
I have never read a book as great as this one. When I started to read The Hunger Games I could not put it down. After I finished the book I got so excited ... READ MORE
xHayley Rosex
The Hunger Games
it's the only book that I actually like to re-read, I normally don't like to, but I loved this so much I was compelled to re-read!
The Hunger Games
Great Trilogy.
I’m going to be completely honest and admit to not reading the trilogy until after I’d watched the first film, despite countless people telling me to do ot... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
loved it
Great concept, not too sci fi and tangible idea - liked the characters - read it very quickly and off out to buy the others- would and have recommend this ... READ MORE
The reading Cat
The Hunger Games
I love Peeta...
Absolutely LOVED this book, just couldn't put it down. I'm normally a very slow reader, but I got really into it and read it in 3 days. Halfway through I w... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
A great read
Regardless of the fact that this book is aimed at teenagers, and I am 22, I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a fast-paced thriller, which portrays a dystopia... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
I am a fan of dystopia, and although critics have written this off as Battle Royale in disguise, I enjoyed it. There is a literal and conceptual level of t... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Gripping Read!
Absolutely brilliant book.Kept me reading till the very last page, felt myself skip a few sentences just to see what would happen. Slightly horrific in so... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Exciting, Exhilarating and entertaining read
Excellent book that had me gripped all the way through. Full of excitement and adventure. Difficult to put the book down-I read it in just over a day! Real... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
My friends had been reccommending this book to me for ages and I never really thought about it much, it was only recently, just before all the movie hype, ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
I loved this!
The Hunger Games books are BRILLIANT! Some of my favourite books! Out of all of them the first one was my favourite. They were so realistic and exciting!
The Hunger Games
Finally, another book I can love.
The Hunger Games is interesting with good twists. Once you've read this book you will want to read the trilogy. I'd been looking for a fantasy adventure bo... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
One of the best books I have ever read! I read a lot so a book has to be really good to make it into my top five! This is standing around number two in my ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
couldnt put it down!!!
absolutely loved it, finished it far to quickly! didnt want it to end, cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Amazing book! Probably more for teenagers or young adults. the characters are very good and have awesome names! Very addictable. Overall awesome book, awes... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Annoyingly unputdownable
There have been few books, where I can honestly say that they are un-putdownable, perhaps only Harry Potter filling that bracket for me, or Dan Brown's "Th... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
This trilogy is the best trilogy I have ever read! Katniss Everdeen is forced to grow up at a young age and then is forced into the Games where she becomes... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
This book was amazing! I found it very hard to put down and once finished I was eager to start the next. The best trilogy I have read! Definately recommend... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
I was really excited about getting this book and I wasn't disappointed!! The storyline is great and I have to admit that I cried a lot, but I also laughed ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
best series since harry potter!
The hunger games trilogy is quite advanced considering it's classed as a kids book. The story is about a girl who has to fight for her survival in games th... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
enjoyable read
managed to read this book in under 2 days. It's very exciting and always leaves you wanting more! Suzanne Collins is a great author and i'm very much looki... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
I want the next one!
The only reason I read this book was because I saw the film trailer on TV one day and thought 'Oh now this film looks good' but I always want to read the b... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Let the Hunger Games begin!
The basics: If you are a grown-up, you’ll wish that you read this when you were 15. If you are a young teen, this is an awesome book that you ought to read... READ MORE
Leilah at Doncaster
The Hunger Games
there really is no explaining this i got the book for christmas last year and its been sat on my bed side table under about 50 other books, finally saw an ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Brilliant book!
I absolutely loved this book! There were no flaws that I could see. It was read within 2 days and by the time I'd finished it, I wanted to read the next bo... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
An excellent book to read wherever you are. Especially when you are going on a holiday somewhere or when you are at school.
The Book Reader
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Aged 13
The best book trilogy I have ever read! They are absolutely fabulous!
The Hunger Games
This book is amazing
You can never be bored of this book. I read the whole trilogy in a week. There is never a dull moment in this book!
The Hunger Games
Couldn't put it down.
I found myself finishing this book in under a day which annoyed me a lot because I like to savour books. I kept telling myself to put the book down at the ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Maybe one more chapter...
Very good read, I couldn't put the book down. The storyline is exciting and quite believable. A must read for any age.
The Hunger Games
Amazing Great Read
Loved the book! Could not put it down. My friends even love the book finished it one day went out the next to buy the rest. Didn't like the ending but that... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
I literally could not put this book down! Such an amazing read I am normally a slow reader and rarely finish a book but this had me addicted! I read it in ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Best book ever
The Hunger Games
I could not stop reading! It is a fantastic book, suitable for all ages and I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody
Jack D Harding
The Hunger Games
read it in 12 hours!!!!!
it was absolutely compelling, i literally could not put it down! i read the first one over two days this one i read in12 hours i kept stopping to do the wa... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Best book i've ever read!!
I am almost fifteen and find it so difficult to get any really good teen books, and this was amazing! It had everything (romance, action,comedy, love, hate... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
out of the ordinary!
Usually not into this genre but thought I'd give it a go and it was great- haven't seen the film and wouldn't want to in case in ruined it. Books 2 & 3 ord... READ MORE
Mrs McD
The Hunger Games
fab fab fab
really fantastic read i found it hard to put down
The Hunger Games
I read this book quite a while back now and I have all the amazing books. When I realised there was I film being made I was counting down the days. I could... READ MORE
i love you suzanne
The Hunger Games
I loved it!
This book had me gripped from page 1. I had seen a few people on facebook saying how good it was, and when I saw the trailer I really wanted to read it. De... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
so unique i couldnt put it down!
The book grabbed me from the first page ,it was great and held unexpected twists which i think was great. Some books today are very typical and can be a bi... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
This book was so good! Love the story line and can't wait for the film! (:
The Hunger Games
I'd never heard of The Hunger Games properly until the film started becoming advertised, I read great reviews and I decided to finally read a book before a... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Easy to follow and very well written
Loved every single page of the book. The books consists of chapters of 9-12 pages and yet is so descriptive. Even though its only on about 280 pages it sti... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
Legan, wait for it, dary
Probably the best trilogy of books I have ever read. I couldn't put them down, so much that it took me a day to read each book. The story lines work so wel... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Awesome book!
One of my all time favourite books by far. I like the way the main character is such a strong young woman with so many responsibilities. To me Katniss (m... READ MORE
Julia Bednarczyk
The Hunger Games
**One of the Best Books I Have Ever Read!**
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins is such a fantastic book. I started reading it in the late afternoon one day, and I finished it later on in the evenin... READ MORE
Callum Blues
The Hunger Games
This a great book but definitely not for young readers!
I see that Waterstones have not put an age rating on this which seems a bit irresponsible. Ten and 11 year-olds are readng these books which are turning up... READ MORE
Caroline Bennett
The Hunger Games
Best dystopian book I’ve read! I find the narrative and honest portrayal in the movie adaptation meek in terms of the sheer hardships felt by Katniss and P... READ MORE
Leah Hardcastle
The Hunger Games
i loved it!
I absolutely adored this whole story and utopian reality. it had amazing plot twists that literally made my jaw drop at times, i couldn't put it down, it i... READ MORE
Lilia Delobel
The Hunger Games
i’m so in love with the hunger games series, the emotions were high and it was a genuinely moving book. i can’t wait to read president snows perspective in... READ MORE
Lucy Bain
The Hunger Games
fab book
The most captivating , well developed book . Got me out of a long reading slump and ignited my love for reading . Must read for all age groups although it’... READ MORE
Aryan  Vansia
The Hunger Games
I love this book so much (I love dystopian so I’m a little bit biast lol) but yes it was honestly incredible and the books makes ur perception of the char... READ MORE
Jessie Sutton
The Hunger Games
Amazing, Great quality,Star-Crossed lovers are amazing
I read this book in the summer, would have changed but one thing, Rue's death.
The Hunger Games
Amazing book!!!!
This book shows confidence and love and power all in one. This book is about this girl,Katniss Everdeam, who was very poor. Her younger sister got chosen t... READ MORE
Nieve  Martindale
The Hunger Games
My new fav book
This got me put a reading slump and I can’t stop picking it up.I read it and next thing I know ive read the whole series 3 times. It’s a great book focusin... READ MORE
Izzy Holding
The Hunger Games
Dysfunctional, Dystopian Danger
The mastermind we know as Suzanne Collins has stirred up possibly the best young adult, dystopian fiction novel. I only read this book last August but was ... READ MORE
Jack Clarke
The Hunger Games
One of my favourite series!
I have read and reread this book so many times I can’t even count! I loved it- in the dystopian future of South America, every year there is a competition ... READ MORE
The Hunger Games
how do I put this into words
This is gunna come from the heart (thats been broken so many times because of this book.) The hunger games trilogy has been my only thought process for mon... READ MORE
Jemima the one and only
The Hunger Games
I was so moved by this heart-breaking book, it made me cry, laugh, smile, frown. Although I find it a little bit slow moving, I recommend this book for peo... READ MORE
Erin Rosewell