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In a dark vision of the near future twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games There is only one rule kill or be killed When sixteenyearold Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sisters 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
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Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From The Hunger Games
The moment the anthem ends, we are taken into custody. I don't mean we're handcuffed or anything, but a group of Peacekeepers marches us through the front door of the Justice Building. Maybe tributes have tried to escape in the past. I've never seen that happen though.
Once inside, I'm conducted to a room and left alone. It's the richest place I've ever been in, with thick, deep carpets and a velvet couch and chairs. I know velvet because my mother has a dress with a collar made of the stuff. When I sit on the couch, I can't help running my fingers over the fabric repeatedly. It helps to calm me as I try to prepare for the next hour. The time allotted for the tributes to say good-bye to their loved ones. I cannot afford to get upset, to leave this room with puffy eyes and a red nose. Crying is not an option. There will be more cameras at the train station.
My sister and my mother come first. I reach out to Prim and she climbs on my lap, her arms around my neck, head on my shoulder, just like she did when she was a toddler. My mother sits beside me and wraps her arms around us. For a few minutes, we say nothing. Then I start telling them all the things they must remember to do, now that I will not be there to do them for them.
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Book Description Scholastic Children's Books, 2009. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published In 2009 : 1st. UK Paperback Edition : Scholastic Children's Books : Overall , A Very Nice Book : Seller Inventory # 12 - 20849
Book Description Scholastic, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Mint condition.Scholastic,2009.First UK paperback edition-48th printing(49 50 48).Paperback in mint condition.The book is new.454pp. This is another paragraph Product Description: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever. Seller Inventory # 6366
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