The Hunger Games is a young mature novel written by Suzanne Collins. First time it was published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic, in hardcover. It is written in the voice of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a extremely superior metropolis, holds complete power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual occasion in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts nearby the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised fight in which only one person can stay alive.
The book has been released as a book and also an audiobook and e-book. The Hunger Games had an preliminary print of 200,000 – twice doubled from the original 50,000. Since its early release, the novel has been translated into 26 different languages and rights of manufacture have been sold in 38 countries. The book received very positive reviews from main reviewers and authors. The Hunger Games is the first novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, published on September 1, 2009, and Mockingjay, published on August 24, 2010.
A film version, co-written and co-produced by Collins herself and directed by Gary Ross, was avaliable worldwide on March 23, 2012. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.