The Hunger Games Author:Suzanne Collins In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation os Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the ... more »death on live TV,
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before--and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.« less
I'm not the reader type. I occasionally, maybe twice or three times a year, pick up a book that isn't personal or career development. And when I do, I usually get bored easily. This book was riveting. A decently easy read, since it was technically written as young adult, but the plot line was fantastic, and the author's way with words allowed even my limited imagination to soar. My son, 10, practically tackled me for it when I was done and read it in a day.