The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins that was first published in 2008. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of The Hunger Games, chapter-by-chapter breakdowns, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in The Hunger Games and in-depth analyses of Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Haymitch Abernathy.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Hunger Games, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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