Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
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 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 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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
The Hunger Games is a fantastic novel. It has great description, character development, romance and a full throttle, exciting action filled plot set in the future. The characters are not perfect which makes them easier to relate to and more realistic. Katniss, the main character, has an inner temper and a firer strength that I really loved and that made her stand out to me. The plot was really unique and it was one of the first dystopia books I read.
The imagery described is really intense and powerful but not confusing. It was like watching a movie in your head (totally corny but so true). The Hunger Games is an emotional ride for anyone who reads it that can manipulate your feelings in ways you never expected. It is action filled and faced paced. There is never a dull moment.
Score 9.5 out of 10
...sincerely, a reader