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.
WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.
This is the latest book I’ve read, which I was influenced to read by a book review I read on the internet. It’s a wonderful book with a plot that keeps you gripping on to your seats. I swear I couldn’t put the book (well, in my case, iPod Touch because I was reading an e-book) down. The story is a bit like Battle Royale in which the children are required to fight to the death as a means of quelling rebellion (I’m not sure about Battle Royale but I’m pretty sure the Battle Royale was also cooked up by the government).
It’s a YA book and I really can’t recommend it to younger children because of the violence in the book. But the story touches on more than the character’s struggles to survive the death match she has been chosen (sort of since she volunteered but with good reason) to participate in. I recommend it to people who love to read and possibly to those who don’t since the book is so filled with action that I doubt you’ll ever be left bored while reading. I’m going to read the next installment in the series, Catching Fire, after I finish tackling all my academic requirements for this semester. Enjoy.