Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Reading Level: Young Adult
COULD YOU SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN, IN THE WILD, WITH EVERYONE FIGHTING AGAINST YOU? Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Ok, So I just finished the most amazing book! I couldn't put it down! I even brought it to church and was reading it under my bag during church...I'm still waiting for the lightening bolt to strike. I called my sister (who sent me the book) immediately after finishing today, and I was rambling on at super speed to her about how much I enjoyed it.
I thought the characters were well developed and the setting was well described. I could really picture everything that was happening. I am in awe of how creative this story is. I loved it! I don't want to spoil anything for you, so I won't go into detail, but this is a must read!
The sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay are out now, read my review!