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WINNING MEANS WEALTH, FAME, AND A LIFE OF THERAPY LOSING MEANS DEATH, BUT ALSO FAME! THIS IS THE HUNGER PAINS

When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games - the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover - she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart... which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

©2012 The Harvard Lampoon (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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A good parody

The Hunger Pains is a spot on parody. It retells the story of the hunger games pointing out some of the more gapping plot holes and some of the sillier plot points. The story is well put together and the characters of humorous. I would recommend reading the hunger games first as it helps you understand some of the jokes.
Overall a good parody.

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Read hunger games first

very fun book if hunger games fan read this you most first understand the plot to get the jokes

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HILARIOUS 😂

This book is complete amazingness! I loved every bit of it, and the narration made it even funnier! I would recommend this to anyone who has already read the Hunger Games for the sake of not spoiling. Also it's more funny if you already know the actual story.

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awful

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

fantasy fiction

What could The Harvard Lampoon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

thought i was getting Hunger GAMES that someone had referred...didnt realize this was a parady. difficult to identify that on my phone.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

wish I could

1 of 18 people found this review helpful