brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced…a futuristic novel every bit as good and as allegorically rich as Scott Westerfeld's Uglies books…the considerable strength of the novel comes in Collins's convincingly detailed world-building and her memorably complex and fascinating heroine. In fact, by not calling attention to itself, the text disappears in the way a good font does: nothing stands between Katniss and the reader, between Panem and America. This makes for an exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in, but it also allows us to see the similarities between Katniss's world and ours.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Series: Hunger Games Series , #1
Sales rank: 29.023
Age range: 13 - 17 Years
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.27 (d)