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The Hungry Game: A Spoof [Kindle Edition]

Ricky Sprague
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Obesity and social unrest destroyed the country once known as Nor-America. From its ashes rose the mighty PainEm, the Capitol of which is home to the enlightened few who can eat processed foods and use money.

For everyone else, there's The Hungry Game.

The Hungry Game is an exciting yearly cooking event for tweens and teens, sponsored by the PainEm government and the PainEm Food Channel. Each of PainEm's 12 Areas sends one boy and one girl to cook in fabled Big Kitchen. The winners will have their recipes featured in obnoxious PainEm Food Channel host Guyman Ferry's new book, Guyman's Big Bite Battle Book. The losers will be executed by the Cookblockers.

The Hungry Game follows the adventures of Kantmiss Everclear and her maybe-boyfriend-but-maybe-not-it's-so-confusing-when-you're-a-teenager-in-a-dystopian-nightmare-world Pauladeen Mudlark as they cook it out against an all-star lineup of Young Adult novel contestants, including Parry Hotter, Fartemis Owl, Horseyboy, Edward Sallow and Blaivan der Dorfwood.

Who will win? What shocking twists await the participants? Are there any zombies in it? Why not read this spoof novel and find out?

"The Hungry Game" spoofs young adult novels, teenagers, cooking shows, cooking competitions, politics, the obesity epidemic, junk food, social order, and cats. If you have any interest at all in any of those things, you practically have a moral obligation to purchase this book.


Product Details

  • File Size: 200 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007D92AZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nasty-Don't buy this book! April 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I will admit that I didn't buy this book, but even the sample made me want to barf. I am a big Hunger Games fan, and I like to check out all of the books some how related to the Hunger Games. This one by far was the worst. The people in this book are cannonibals! The people that are suppost to be Katniss and Prim, EAT their father. That was just plain dicusting. The other things they eat are nasty-I won't even tell you. If you read it, you will understand. Also, I read the summery, if you are a Harry Potter fan, this book includes "Parry Hotter." Don't read this book. Go spend your money somewhere else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nasty excuse for a spoof. June 7, 2012
By Athena
Format:Kindle Edition
If you have a stomach at all, don't read this book. If you have a reading skill over that of a young child, don't waste your time. My younger sister could write something with more substance for comedy. Don't waste the time or money.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Discusting....don't buy April 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The sample was yucky how the guy "popped a pimple in his mouth after plucking it off his face" and how Katmiss or whatever her name was thought, "I am not going to throw up even though if I did I would have something to eat later"
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible! April 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am so sorry but this book is nothing like I expected! Just its sample was disgusting! There is NOTHING funny about people eating cats or people or pimples! I would NOT recommend this book to anybody... Some people may have enjoyed it but I don't believe it is worth anybody's money or time... Just warning anybody wo is considering buying this book...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Gross April 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
okay, i got the sample and i cant eve finish it. the whole thing of them eating the cat. ugh. as for the author . . . do you have no imagination? nothing better to do but make fun of good books? dont waste the .99 on this 'book' just give the money to me or better yet give the money to charity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Spoof I've Ever Read!!! April 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not going to lie. I almost didn't read this book looking at others reviews but being an avid spoof reader I figured I'd at least take a look at the sample and decide from there and I am very glad I did. First of all, to extinguish these complaints everyone's giving about the gross stuff they eat like: Feces, ash, tears, Buttercup, their father; sure it's there but there mentioned so passingly you barely even notice and once they get passed the flashback on how Pauladeen (Peeta) saved her that's the end of it besides ONE on the train so do not let that steer you away from this book.

A huge plus side I noticed from this book compared to even the original book is that they had this well worked out explanation for how America had become 'PainEm' that at least I and everyone else I've talked to about it find it completely realistic that it could actually happen to where you could be seriously worried that all this might start happening tomorrow.

Another huge plus is compared to other spoofs I've read it's more comparable instead of plot point by plot point to where if you read the original book you know exactly what's going to happen but though I have read the original books many times I was completely caught off guard by the majority of this book. I won't give any specific examples for the sake of spoilers but there's even parts where comparing to the original books you might THINK you know what's going to happen but then you turn out to be completely wrong.

Finally there many fun references to other fandoms such as but certainly not limited to: Harry Potter, Twilight, Alice in Wonderland, and my favorite being Violent of District 4 made as a clear parody to Violet from Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best ever March 1, 2014
By jacky
Format:Kindle Edition
best book ever writteen deffenty worth five stars.ignore the one star people.not for the weak or senseative,but if you can take the hunger games you will love this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review February 1, 2014
By Kailee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was insanely funny I liked it a lot it was the perfect book to lighten me day although it was a short read that you could go through in a day ;-))
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!
I thought that this book was really funny. I enjoyed it a lot, and it did not take very long to read.
Published 3 days ago by Kevin G Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Common this isn't school I shouldn't have to be required to have 20 words x v v g g v
Published 2 months ago by AmySauers
1.0 out of 5 stars barf!
horrible book go buy a candy bar with your ninty nine cents. hunger but mainly death games is way better get that
Published 16 months ago by disgusted
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty darn good
I could not put this book down. It is not for everyone, but what is. Ricky Sprague has done some pretty awesome stuff in the past with "Cracked" and "Mad" and is by far one of... Read more
Published 17 months ago by B. Lynne Buschhorn
1.0 out of 5 stars This is horrible!
First off, this book is poorly written. The author has a ridiculous idea of what is funny. Eating a cat, eating feces, eating their Father. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Edoc'sil
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny Book
My daughter bought this as well as The Walking Dead Hunger Games PARODY and really like it as well as the other one.
Published 19 months ago by Melissa T
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not the best
I liked this book
But it was not great . The book could have had more detail, more about the fights. Read more
Published 19 months ago by puppy lover
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
ok you guys who gave one star are extreme hunger games addicts and cant stand when someon insults them or makes fun of you precious hunger games. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars It was good
It was kind of gross and made fun of good people not my fave. I didn't think it was worth the money
Published 21 months ago by sparkly unicorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book was hilarious. It was like a book I could't stop reading. I would definitely recomend this book! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Patrick Kermend
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