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Synopsis Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
About the Author SUZANNE COLLINS first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles for middle grade readers. Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, The Hunger Games was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 180 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years since publication. Suzanne Collins also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list. In 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business.
Katniss EverdeenThe Tribute who becomes a heroine when she volunteers to take her sister’s place in the Hunger Games.
Peeta Mellark The male Tribute from District 12, who has long harbored secret feelings for Katniss.
Gale Hawthorne Katniss’s fellow hunter, rebel and best friend, who is heartbroken when she volunteers and departs for the Games.
Haymitch Abernathy Victor of the 50th Hunger Games, now the rarely sober mentor for Katniss and Peeta.
Effie TrinketKatniss’s elaborately-coiffed escort and PR handler for the Games.
CinnaKatniss’s personal Stylist for the Games who becomes her unexpected confidante and supporter.
Didn't know much about the series when I first saw this. Now I love it so much, I've read the books and anticipate the rest of the movies will be as good as the first one was.Published 1 day ago by Annie in Houston
Didn't think I'd like this as much as I did. Quite enjoyable.Published 4 days ago by Edward F. Magowan
Always wondered what all the hoopla about The Hunger Games was about. Now I know and I have since ordered the rest of the series.Published 7 days ago by Rose Groom
The Hunger Games movies are very good. My daughters and I have added the first 3 to our DVD library and will be purchasing the final one when it comes out on DVD next year. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mom of 5 plus 15 dogs
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The following was in response to the first one-star review concerning UltraViolet:
Don't worry the movie includes iTunes digital copy and Ultra-violet copy in the 2 special editions Blu-Ray and DVD
Based on this, it seems that the code is iTunes Digital Copy & UltraViolet. Not just UltraViolet... Read More
Jul 19, 2012 by R-D | See all 15 posts
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My daughter was disappointed that she didn't get the pre-ordered DVD until Tuesday which was three days after it came out. In previous times, I've always received pre-order DVDs via mail on the day that they were released. Unfortunately, she is going to have to return this DVD copy since it has... Read More
Aug 25, 2012 by kresin | See all 4 posts
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Sadly, not very many people care about transfer, inserts, and extras. They want to know if the movie is worth buying on this website focused on buying goods online. For an old movie being converted to Blu-Ray or a re-release I can see about caring about what was done with the transfer or what new... Read More
May 28, 2012 by Evan W. Jenkins | See all 2 posts
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Download on your desktop to Ultra Violet/VuDu to Go (open accounts in both). Open a Flixster account on your desktop (doesn't work as well on kindle fire for some reason). Log into Ultra Violet through Flixster account. Download Flixster app onto kindle fire and go to My Content tab at the top... Read More
Aug 26, 2012 by Christine O'zee | See all 2 posts
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