Title Profile & Character Information

The Hunger Games

Annotation
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
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. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before -and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she 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.New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present."

Awards
2009  Teen Buckeye Book Award
2009  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2008  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2010-2011  California Young Reader Medal
2010  Beehive Young Adults' Book Award
2010  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
2010  Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
2011  Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
2010-2011  SCASL Book Award (South Carolina)
2009-2010  Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
2009-2010  Maine Student Book Award
2010  Nevada Young Reader's Award
2010-2011  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
2010  Bluegrass Award
2010  New York State Charlotte Award
2010-2011  Land of Enchantment Book Award
2011  Garden State Teen Book Award
2011  Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award
2011  Sequoyah Book Award
2008  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2010-2011  Young Hoosier Book Award
2011  Young Reader's Choice Award
2011  Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)
2010-2011  Golden Sower Award

Characters
NameEverdeen, Katniss
GenderFemale

NameMellark, Peeta
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Action
Science fiction
Dystopia
TopicsTelevision programs
Good vs. evil
Death
Games
Poverty
Future of Earth
Dystopias
Post-apocalyptic society
Emotions
Government corruption
Tournaments
Survival
Pop culture
Totalitarianism


Series
  Hunger games
1The Hunger games
2Catching fire
3Mockingjay