The Hunger Games - Hunger Games, Bk 1 Author:Suzanne Collins In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of 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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead 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 am obsessed with the Hunger Games! I was first introduced to the YA dystopia with the Divergent Series which is amazing as well. After reading that I was on the hunt for another amazing dystopian novel. After a few series I finally decided to pick up the Hunger Games. It is such an amazing book and the books to follow only get better and better!
Katniss is what every girl wants to be, tough, with strong family values, and striking. Katniss struggles with her emotions and deciding what the Capital's intentions actually are as she enters the Hunger Games. Be prepared to be glued to the book. I love the movies as well!
I don't remember what made me decide to read this book, but I am delighted I did. It pulled me into the world of Panem immediately, and I was in tears and laughing and already ordering the next two books before I was even halfway through this one! Incredible story with heartfelt, powerful writing, and the characters are some of the best I have ever encountered. Katniss and Peeta will be with me for a long, long time, accompanied by Rue and Primrose and many, many others.