The Hunger Games
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 other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.
One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. 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 impoverished district 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.
Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing
This is not easy. The book was so useless and poorly written it nearly broke my heart to think that this mediocrity is so popular. Well, let's do this: The decision to tell this book in both first ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ShouldIReadIt - LibraryThing
EXCELLENT! Suzanne outdid herself on this. I won't give a full review because I don't want to "spoil" it for others who haven't gotten their copy yet (seeing as how it was only released yesterday). Read full review