The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins that was first published in 2008. The first in a series followed by Catching Fire and Mockingjay, The Hunger Games introduces the idea of state violence and control in the form of a fight to the death between teenage tributes while its protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, struggles to survive not just the games but a volatile political landscape. The book received critical acclaim and was adapted into a film in 2012 starring Jennifer Lawrence.


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Literary Devices

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Further Study

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