Quicklet on The Hunger Games [NOOK Book]

Quicklet on The Hunger Games

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Overview

Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick!

Never read a book alone again! Supercharge your reading with Quicklets.

Quicklets are jam-packed with information like those notes you totally copied off that geeky kid you knew back in high school.

But they’re not boring like other study guides. They keep you entertained AND informed.

You can conquer any book with your trusty sidekick. We’ve got your back :)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

“Here’s some advice. Stay alive.”

If you like social commentary, strong female characters, thrilling suspense, a dash of romance, and being in on pop culture references, you should have already read The Hunger Games.

Not convinced? Here’s one example of how The Hunger Games is fully infiltrating our lives, with or without our cooperation: the popular phone app Draw Something recently announced that they have added seven new words to their pictionary-like game that directly relates to The Hunger Games. This essentially means that without a rudimentary knowledge of Katniss and her pals you may lose your next Draw Something game.

Published in 2008, The Hunger Games quickly asserted itself as the heir apparent to an enviable line of young adult franchises. Like its predecessors, Harry Potter and Twilight, Suzanne Collins’s book has managed to transcend its genre, finding fans of all ages.

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BOOK OUTLINE

About the Book
About the Author
Overall Summary
Chapter-by-Chapter Commentary and Summary
Character List
Key Terms and Definitions
Major Themes
Symbols
Interesting Related Facts
Sources
Additional Reading

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EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Collins gives readers a possible future that is as frightening as it is familiar. The major difference between our reality and hers is the distribution of power. In her dystopian world, all power resides in the hands of the Capitol. The people of the districts have absolutely no ability to stand up to their rulers, even when it involves sending their own children to die for the entertainment of others.

This dystopian theme is fairly common in literature, evident in such enduring classics as George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, but what sets The Hunger Games a part is its use of children. Hardly any glimpse of a possible future seems worse than one in which we pit young children against each other.

Reality Television

Perhaps the most chilling reference to our current culture is Collins critique on reality television. While we would abhor the thought of the Hunger Games as a form of actual entertainment, we still enjoy watching real people humiliate themselves, fight each other (thankfully, not to death), and suffer. As troubling as it may be, the Hunger Games do not seem like such a radical extension of our society’s obsession with sensationalist television programming...

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013992719
  • Publisher: Hyperink - CliffNotes-like Book Notes
  • Publication date: 2/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hayley Igarashi is a student at UC Davis preparing to graduate this summer with a degree in both history and philosophy. She has been writing fictional short stories since she was a child, and a couple of her pieces have even been published in small online magazines. Only recently has she discovered how nice writing about real life can be, a realization that took surprisingly long considering her background in history. She likes to read and at the moment is most inspired by the writings of Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Safran Foer, Kazuo Ishiguro, and because everyone needs a guilty pleasure, George R. R. Martin. When not studying for school, she enjoys doing normal things like hanging out with friends and family and watching movies. Items on her bucket list include sky-diving, running a marathon, writing a full-length novel, and learning how to cook something that tastes good.

If you have a Facebook, you should stop by and say hello! Find her here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1434740403
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Amazing!!

    This book was very very informational about the hunger games! I felt as though i was transported to panem myself.....haha anyway i learned alot more about the hunger games (which i didn't know was possible) it was overall VERY GOOD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Just nothing

    Its just teling what the books are about just read the dang books there wonderful books i have read all of them there good books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

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    This book was amazing. Sorry brain freeze. It actually gave to much info away. It spoiled the whole book for me

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