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Critical Praise

"Collins has written a compulsively readable blend of science fiction, survival story, unlikely romance, and social commentary."

The Horn Book, starred review

"Populated by three dimensional characters, this is a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance."

Booklist, starred review

"Collins’s characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like ‘Survivor’ and ‘American Gladiator.’"

School Library Journal, starred review

"Readers will wait eagerly to learn more."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

"I couldn’t stop reading... Collins is an efficient no-nonsense prose stylist with a pleasantly dry sense of humor... Addictive... the essential question is whether or not readers will care enough to stick around and find out what comes next for Katniss. I know I will."

—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn’t have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it... The Hunger Games is amazing."

—Stephenie Meyer