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Books to Bond Over With Your Tween Reader

5. 'The Hunger Games,' by Suzanne Collins
The twenty-four contestants in the Hunger Games are as young as 12, and as old as 18. Only the winner will survive the televised live "Hunger Games." This novel follows sixteen-year-old Katniss after she steps in to take the place of her sister in the games. While the rules, location, and degree of audience participation may change, one aspect of the game is ever-present: kill or be killed.