Category Archives: Author: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Are you hungry?

Are you hungry?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 381
Age Range: 11 and up
Year: 2008
Genre: Dystopia
Series: 1st of 3

The story takes place in a future dystopian country, Panem, where there are 12 tightly-controlled and abused districts that exist to support Panem’s capital (called The Capital). The narrative follows Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl who has been unwillingly chosen to represent her district in The Hunger Games, a televised fight-to-the-death sport established to suppress the districts and entertain the Capital.

This story is very popular with kids, which makes it easily engaging. I would only recommend reading this with either advanced students or with guidance; the author is fond of multi-syllabic words that can easily muddy the text to a struggling reader.

-Jess

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Filed under Age Range: 11 and up, Author: Suzanne Collins, Genre: Dystopia, Page Count: 300-400, Part of a Series, Year: 2000s