The Hunger games
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The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by American writer Suzanne Collins . It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen , who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem , where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol , a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death. The book received mostly positive feedback from major reviewers and authors, including authors Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer .